Milwaukee Sikh shooting: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney statements
President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney extended their condolences to the victims of the Milwaukee Sikh shooting on Sunday.
At least seven people were killed and more wounded when a gunman invaded a temple in suburban Oak Creek, Wis. One of the dead was the shooter, police said, and one of the wounded was the officer who exchanged gunfire with him.
Obama said his heart went out to the victims and added that his administration would provide whatever support was necessary.
Romney extended his thoughts and prayers to the victims.
The complete text of their statements:
“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.”
“Ann and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of today’s shooting in Wisconsin. This was a senseless act of violence and a tragedy that should never befall any house of worship. Our hearts are with the victims, their families and the entire Oak Creek Sikh community. We join Americans everywhere in mourning those who lost their lives and in prayer for healing in the difficult days ahead.”
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