Oak Creek Shooting Updates

[Content Note: Eliminationist violence; racism.]

I definitely got the memo that we are Officially Not Caring about the mass murder at a Sikh temple yesterday, but I ripped up that memo and flushed the shreds down the toilet, so here are some late-day updates...

The "person of interest" mentioned in my earlier post has been identified by the FBI and ruled out as a suspect.

The names of the deceased have also been released: "Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, the temple president, was killed Sunday after attempting to tackle the gunman. Oak Creek Police identified the other victims Monday as Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; Prakash Singh, 39; Paramjit Kaur, 41; and Suveg Singh, 84."

My sincerest condolences to their family, friends, and colleagues.

Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, the officer who was shot by Wade Michael Page, remains in critical condition but is expected to survive. Two other wounded remain at Froedtert Hospital in critical condition. The officer who killed Page has been identified as Sam Lenda, a 32-year veteran of the force.

My thoughts are with all of them, too.

And, because he just can't pass up any opportunity to be one of the biggest jackasses on the planet, Pat Robertson has weighed in on the shooting and decided it's all because "atheists hate God." Obviously.

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