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US gurdwara shooter's ex-girlfriend arrested, faces weapon charge

chandigarh Updated: Aug 08, 2012 17:36 IST

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A former girlfriend of the slain suspect in Wisconsin gurdwara shooting that left seven people dead has been arrested for possessing a gun.


A federal law enforcement official told ABC News that Misty Cook, 31, was taken into custody on Tuesday on the grounds that she is prohibited from having a gun as a convicted felon. Cook was charged in 2002 for fleeing and eluding a traffic officer.

"Charges will be sought through the Milwaukee County district attorney's office," Milwaukee police said in a statement last night after the arrest of Cook.

Cook's relationship with Wade Michael Page fell apart in the weeks leading up to his alleged shooting spree at the gurdwara.

In Oak Creek, thousands gathered on Tuesday in an outpouring of support for victims of the Sikh temple shooting last Sunday.

In a downtown park, attendees lit candles, flew orange Sikh flags, listened to Sikh music, joined in Sikh prayer, and donned patkas, a common Sikh head covering. Speakers described the victims' lives. Onstage a group formed a sign that read, "Practice Peace."

"What we learned, you know, about the shooter is he did stuff with music that was completely full of hate and energy that was brain-washing to himself," said Amardeep Kaleka. Kaleka's father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was president of the temple and among those shot and killed.