Tue, 7th Aug 2012
London: The mother of an ex-soldier who shot dead six people at a Sikh temple in the US said she was devastated when she heard about the shooting.
Laura Lynn told the MailOnline that she has had no contact with her 41-year-old son Wade Michael Page since she and his father Jesse Alvin Page divorced.
"My heart goes out to all the people who lost their loved ones, that's all I can say, I am so sorry," Lynn said.
Page, a white supremacist, was leader of End Apathy, a white power music band affiliated with the Hammerskins, a white supremacist group.
The band's MySpace page states that End Apathy's "music is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent true progress".
Lynn said: "He was such a precious little boy, that's all I can say, he was a very fun-loving, typical little boy. He was just a very soft spoken, gentle young man."
Page was kicked out of the army in 1998 after serving for six years.
The victims of his shooting spree at the gurdwara have been identified as Bhai Seeta Singh, 41, Bhai Parkash Singh, 39, Bhai Ranjit Singh, 49, Satwant Singh Kaleka, 62, Subegh Singh, 84, Parmjit Kaur Toor, 41.
The injured are Bhai Punjab Singh - who is in critical condition - and Santokh Singh.