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Alleged Wisconsin shooter bought gun legally, authorities say

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FBI specIal agent in charge, Teresa Carlson holds a photograph of a subject that the FBI wants to interview and is asking for any information as she speaks at a press conference on the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where yesterday a gunman fired upon people at service August, 6, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At least six people were killed when the shooter identified as Wade Michael Page opened fire on congregants in the Milwaukee suburb. The suspect who was a United States Army veteran was shot dead in a shootout with police. Darren Hauck/Getty Images

Sunday, seven people were killed in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The alleged shooter, who was among the dead, has been identified as Wade Michael Page.

At a press conference Monday, federal officials said the gun used was bought legally and they have no reason to believe anyone but the slain gunman was involved in the shooting.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson, said Monday that officials weren't aware of more threats to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.

She says the FBI is investigating the Sunday shooting as a possible act of domestic terrorism but doesn't know a motive at this time. The Southern Poverty Law Center civil rights group has identified gunman Page as a known white supremacist.

ATF Special Agent in Charge Bernard Zapor said Page used a legally purchased 9mm handgun and multiple ammunition magazines in the shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Dan O'Donnell, anchor and host at WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, WI. O'Donnell attended the press conference in Oak Creek.

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