A 40-year-old former Army soldier once stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina is the main suspect in yesterday's shooting at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.
Yesterday's shooting, which left 7 dead — including the gunman — and three wounded, is being treated by the FBI as an act of domestic terrorism.
Though the motive remains unclear, it is believed that the suspect may have been a white supremacist.
CNN notes that "because of their customary beards and turbans, Sikh men are often confused with Muslims," and cites the murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh man shot to death by aircraft mechanic Frank Roque in the aftermath of 9/11.
An official briefing on the investigation will be held this morning at 10 AM local time.
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