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Obama: US `Heartbroken' Over Sikh Temple Deaths

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A man holds his child during a candle light vigil for the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting in Milwaukee Sunday, Aug 5, 2012. An unidentified gunman killed six people at the suburban Milwaukee temple on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

A man holds his child during a candle light vigil for the victims of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting in Milwaukee Sunday, Aug 5, 2012. An unidentified gunman killed six people at the suburban Milwaukee temple on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Americans are "heartbroken" over Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six worshippers and the gunman dead.

Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that regardless of "who we worship, we are all one people."

Police identified the gunman as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band, but it's unclear what triggered his rampage.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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