FBI: Person of Interest Ruled Out in Temple Shooting | NBC Chicago

FBI: Person of Interest Ruled Out in Temple Shooting



    A woman takes part in a candle light vigil for the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Milwaukee. An unidentified gunman killed six people at the suburban Milwaukee temple on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    The FBI has spoken with a man earlier considered a person of interest in the Sikh temple shootings near Milwaukee and ruled him out as being connected with the rampage that left six worshippers dead.

    The FBI asked for the public's help Monday in finding a man who was at the scene of the Sunday shooting. They showed his picture of at a news conference.

    Hours later, FBI spokesman Leonard Peace said the person had been identified, interviewed and ruled out as being connected to the shooting. Peace did not have any other details.

    The shooter has been identified as Wade Michael Page. He was shot and killed by an Oak Creek police officer.

    The FBI has said Page acted alone. Police have not commented on a possible motive.