While denouncing the incident, the US President Barack Obama, in his statement issued by the White House said, "Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin. 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."
Reacting to the incident, the US Embassy stated that that religious freedom and tolerance were fundamental pillars of the US society and the Sikh community always contributed to this principle to enhance the American social fabric.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed shock on the deadly incident and stated, "I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting incident that has resulted in the loss of precious lives and injuries to devotees attending a prayer service at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin, USA."
A Sikh religious leadership on Monday condemned the attack. Giani Gurbachan Singh, the head priest of Akal Takht said, "It is a highly unfortunate incident which has taken place in America leaving six innocent devotees dead. This is a security lapse on the part of the US Government."
The SGPC President has been asked to send a special team of Sikhs to the US to investigate the cause of the attack.
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