Sunday’s mass murder of six Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikhs by white supremacist Wade Michael Page is unfortunately not the first mass killing to take place in the state’s recent history.
On Nov. 21, 2004, 35-year-old Hmong immigrant Chai Soua Vang shot eight people, killing six, while hunting in northern Wisconsin. Vang blamed racist remarks made by the victims for inciting the violence in this incident.
And, while not the first race-related shooting in the state, the Oak Creek shooting is also not the first Wisconsin shooting to take place in a house of worship. Seven people were killed, and four were injured on March 12, 2005 when 44-year-old computer technician Terry Michael Ratzmann entered a Living Church of God service at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield and opened fire.
Read more by Amanda Webster at Gather.com
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