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Obama 'deeply saddened' by shooting at Sikh temple

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WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Barack Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama are "deeply saddened" by the killing of at least six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

In a statement issued by the White House, Obama tells the people of Oak Creek, Wis., that "the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers." He says, "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded."

The president says his administration will provide "whatever support is necessary" to those investigating the shooting.

Obama stressed "how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs," whom he describes as "part of our broader American family."



President Barack Obama released the following statement on the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek:

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin.

At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded.

My Administration will provide whatever support is necessary to the officials who are responding to this tragic shooting and moving forward with an investigation.

As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.
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