He was described at the time as 5-10, 210 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was single and had a scar on his stomach and tattoos, including lettering on his hands, a Celtic knot on his back and fire on his leg.
Carlson of the FBI told the Journal Sentinel that there is no 9-11 tattoo on Page's body. Several national news organizations had reported Sunday that the shooter had such a tattoo.
The only criminal contact the Cumberland County department had on Page was a charge of writing a worthless check in October 1997.
Before moving to the Cudahy address, Page lived for a time earlier this year in South Milwaukee.
David Brown, 62, a neighbor who lived in the same South Milwaukee apartment building, said Page was a recluse. He was "not a friendly guy," he said. "You'd have more fun with a camel.
"He was very quiet. You'd say hi and he'd kind of 'uh.' It was like he didn't care if you were talking or not."
Brown saw Page driving a plain white delivery truck several times. Page lived in apartment No. 5 with his girlfriend, Misty, who was going to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and who has an autistic son, and whose father helped out with child care and car maintenance.
Page liked to play music at odd hours of the night and work out in the basement with free weights.
Brown saw him there when he went to do laundry. "I never saw him carry a gun," said Brown, a former Navy officer who is retired from working in aviation electronics.
Page and his girlfriend moved out about four or five months ago.
"He didn't seem mean. It was kind of like he was angry at the world. But I'm not a psychiatrist," Brown said.
Page's grandmother, Elaine Lenz, said Page was a caring grandson who sent her a dozen roses two weeks ago, "just to tell me he loved me."
"I'm sorry he has caused so much trouble," she said in a phone interview from her home in Denver.
On Monday afternoon, a Journal Sentinel reporter received the following text message as a statement from Page's family:
"As the family of Wade Page, we are devastated by the horrific events that occurred Sunday in Oak Creek Wisconsin. While there can be no words of comfort that will make sense of what happened that day, please be aware that our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. We share in their grief for all who lost their lives that day and for those survivors, we hope for a speedy recovery. We have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with the investigation in any way we can. Please respect our privacy as we try to deal with the tragic loss of life and family."
The mass shooting occurred sometime before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, as members of the temple prepared for a weekly worship service that was to begin at 11:30 a.m. The first 911 calls were recorded at 10:26 a.m.
Dozens of people were already at the temple when the gunman began his rampage, which some authorities are describing as a possible domestic terrorist incident.
Police arrived at the temple, 7512 S. Howell Ave., within three minutes of the initial 911 call, with a dispatcher telling officers it was a report of an altercation. But a minute later the dispatcher added that there were reports of gunshots. Shortly after, she told them that "a bald male with glasses may have shot someone."
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