Oak Creek mayor: 'Shock for our community'
City officials with latest on deadly rampage
- Duration 4:58
- Date Aug 6, 2012
City officials with latest on deadly rampage
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Identity of the suspected shooter -- opened fire in southern Wisconsin temple leaving seven people dead.
Sources confirmed first to Fox News the suspect is forty year old wade Michael Paige.
And the shooting now being investigated as a case of domestic terrorism truce with more details on the shooting.
Oak Creek mayor Stephen.
-- speedy and vote.
-- she'd rather Oak Creek police chief John Edwards who -- north of the good morning Martin chief what can you tell us about -- Michael.
I can't hit this particular time confirm the identity because of some of this.
Investigation that -- and obviously we know who the shooter as.
What we have investigators following up on tips right now and until I know that anything that I would give up regarding his identity wouldn't jeopardize anything they're doing I'm not going from.
We do know some information about the in the individual's background and -- be tell us about his background.
We do know that he was.
The information that I was given he is in the military I was only in our area very short period of time -- hasn't been here that long.
He's not -- That -- duty right.
I'm sorry I didn't hear them.
I -- not active duty -- -- You know.
No he was discharge -- don't have the dates on that -- information being gathered I'm sure we have that information at our command post right now all the investigators were gathering that last night.
Following up on tips that were coming in at that time.
And you have -- -- custody yes.
Now we have nobody else in custody I have heard reports that there have been others in custody from what I understand there -- nobody else in custody.
Yeah we heard -- report that perhaps people were over her place has she been questioned by authorities.
That I'm not aware of that was may have been done late last night early this morning have been -- -- by those investigators.
We did go to several residences just to trying to determine who this individual was what his motive may have been and we may have talked to many individuals and having -- including neighbors.
What else you trying to figure out at this point about the shooting.
Trying to determine the motive.
Trying to find out what the motive may have bad and that's what we're going back 4448.
-- thing what he may have been involved in some of the things he may be doing.
Trying to determine what his motive -- -- -- for that shooting.
-- think he was overseas at in the military and perhaps that might have spilled over.
Could be a possibility that some of the things that were trying to check and true.
Check in with the military would -- -- we're everywhere we're everywhere he has lived in the fast.
And they have that information so everything is possible we're following up on all -- -- it would be extremely premature for me to say that that is the case.
mayor we don't know much about a lot of people don't know much about the server of some of Milwaukee.
How how rare is an incident like this.
-- is extremely rare we are a pretty quiet community located just south of Milwaukee's airport saw -- Lake Michigan.
I'm very rare to have anything even approaching this very -- to have a homicide so.
Obviously is a shock for our community in.
Some that were -- trying to cope with the yeah.
Achieve one of the things it's gotta hit home for you is I know that police officers responding quickly to the 911 calls.
And this guy ambush warning your -- cops right.
That's what it appears from on the evidence that set the scene they responded to what is basically an active shooter we had called final one coming from the -- example.
Are first officer on scene did come across someone who was injured and he was trying to assist that person when the shooter -- ambush in a very close range.
He was shot between eight and nine times.
-- -- -- Came out of surgery last night -- second surgery and the latest update having resting comfortably.
With a family and in the intensive care unit level local hospital.
At this point.
I've been informed that there's no life threatening injuries that would -- eight or nine times and surviving was you -- an investor a lot of protective equipment.
It was -- and that's just it was being received.
Some of those for Rollins struck from -- -- is also in the area and that area and that she.
And luckily nothing vital for our thinking -- -- tell us about the -- -- indeed have tattoos.
From what I was told yes it does.
I don't know particularly what they all are but I know that he did have some from some of the.
All right very good chief and mayor we thank you very much for joining us that we wish it was under better circumstances and are.
Hearts and prayers go out to all of you out there in helps create.