Obama 'deeply saddened' by shooting at Sikh temple

4:01 PM, Aug 5, 2012   |    comments
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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."

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