Indian Lokinder Kaur, whose husband Ranjeet Singh was killed in the shooting attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, mourns at the family home in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Singh, one of killed in a shooting attack on the temple, never came home even once in 16 years, working at a grocery store during the week and volunteering at the Sikh gurdwara on weekends. He promised his family he was doing what had to be done to get a green card so they could come join him. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says “all of us are heartbroken by what happened” this weekend during a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that Americans would “recoil” at the violence if ethnicity were a factor. The president says “we are all one people and we look after one another.”
Obama spoke to reporters after he signed unrelated legislation at the White House.
A gunman killed six people Sunday before being shot to death by police. Police identified the gunman as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band.