Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Oak Creek, United States--5 August 2012

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 5 August 2012 (10:15 AM CDT)

Location: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States

Type of event: terrorism


Six killed (temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka, Paramjit Kaur, Suveg Singh Khattra, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, and Sita Singh), four injured in shooting attack at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, shortly before worship service on Sunday morning. One of those injured was a police office.

The gunman, Wade Michael Page, fatally shot himself after being shot and injured by police; Page was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1998 for misconduct and subsequently had associations with neo-Nazi groups; he came to the attention of federal authorities for these associations but authorities had insufficient evidence to open an investigation.

Consequences: 7 killed, 4 injured


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