Two Children Warn Worshippers About Sikh Temple Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Teresa Carlson, the FBI agent in charge of the Milwaukee division says the Sikh temple shooting suspect, 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page died of a self-inflicted gunshoot wound.

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- Two young children are being credited with warning worshippers at a Sikh temple that a man with a gun was outside and had just shot two people.

Eleven-year-old Abhay Singh and his 9-year-old sister, Amanat Singh were talking and joking around outside the Oak Creek temple Sunday as their family prepared to celebrate Amanat's birthday.

Amanat says they heard what they thought was fireworks, then saw a man reload a gun and shoot two people who were getting in their car. Abhay says it felt like time froze, then they ran as fast as they could into the temple to warn others. The children say women who were preparing a meal in the kitchen thought they were horsing around until the sound of gunshots drew closer. WISN-TV ( ) says that's when the children and others hid in a pantry.

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