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Obama, Romney extend prayers to Sikh temple victims

Obama, Romney extend prayers to Sikh temple victims

By Matt Montgomery & The Associated Press. CREATED Aug 5, 2012

WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama `deeply saddened' by shooting at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

President 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."

Mitt Romney made the following statement on today's shooting in Wisconsin:

"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."