US assistant attorney: The attack at the Sikh temple could be terrorism

More from the afternoon briefing from Joon Kim, the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, who said, among other things, that the gunman who opened fire at a Waukesha County market, killing three people, has been identified as 53-year-old Wade Michael Page, who appeared to have links to white supremacist groups.

Kim said that Page did not appear to have killed any of the people he targeted, and that the victims appear to have been randomly chosen.

In terms of motivation, Kim said the suspect rapped about being in a Nazi group and blamed his “disgraceful behavior” on drugs, guns and of course “f— Donald Trump.”

Kim didn’t make any connection between Page and terrorism or the FBI.

He said that investigators believe that Page was working alone and that they have recovered a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun that “was clearly discharged at the time of the crime.”

– CNN’s Cathleen Decker, Jeremy Diamond, Joey Greaber, Brittany Spanos and Shoshanna Utchenik contributed to this report.

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