Wade Page was a white supremacist, mass murderer, and domestic terrorist. On the 5th of August 2012 Page entered a Sikh Temple and shot and killed 6 people, wounding a further 4. Page had strong ties to white-superamecist and neo-nazi groups, having formed a band called ‘End Apathy’ which featured prominently in the local white-power music scene. He had also previously been employed in the army, but was discharged following repeated issues with misconduct - including drunkenness and being absent without leave.
The shop where he purchased the gun used in the shooting said that Page’s appearance and behaviour raised ‘no eyebrows’ and that nothing was flagged up on the background check.
Page was shot by police in the stomach during the attack, however this was not what ultimately killed him. After being wounded Page put his gun to the head and pulled the trigger, completing suicide. There was outcry throughout the United States against this attack, and protests were held in India in response to the deaths.