Nightly News | August 06, 2012
>>> this is pete williams in washington. researchers say wade michael page popped up in the white supremacist world 12 years ago playing in two bands associated with racist skinheads. although there is no known record he ever advocated violence, an organization that tracks hate groups says he was deeply involved in a sub culture that did.
>> they frequently talk about whites as the most endangered species on the planet and, you know, as they get more and more kind of hepped up about this people go out and start shooting.
>> one of his bands was called end apathy and he told a website seven years ago he wanted to, quote, figure out how to end people's apathetic ways. military records show page enlisted in the army in 1992 but was discharged six years later for a drinking problem, ending his military career in north carolina at fort bragg . federal agents today searched a north carolina house where page lived for half of last year. a neighbor said he made antisemitic comments. he racked up an arrest record mostly for drunk driving. a neighbor who lived nearby in suburban milwaukee said page recently broke up with his girlfriend but never expressed racist views. one tatoo was related to the 9/11 attacks.
>> i think it was on the shoulder with the 9/11 tatoo and was circular and said in respect for all the people who lost their lives in 9/11.
>> fbi investigators say they believe he was on his own when he opened fire sunday.
>> right now we don't have any reason to believe there was anyone else associated with this shooting.
>> but it's a reminder the fbi says that violent hate groups remain of threat. investigators say page bought the single hand gun he used in the shooting about a week ago but they say why he attacked that temple remains a mystery. brian?
>> pete williams along with john yang starting us off tonight on this horrible story out of wisconsin. gentlemen, thank you both.