(Los Angeles – 8/5/12) – The Muslim Public Affairs Council offers its condolences to the Sikh community on this sad day when at least seven people, including the gunman, were killed following a shooting at an Oak Creek, WI, Sikh temple (Gurdwara).
SEE: "Gunman, Six Others Dead at Wisconsin Sikh Temple" (CNN.com)
At a press conference this afternoon, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said authorities are treating the shooting as a "domestic terrorist-type incident," adding that the FBI will head the investigation.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of the victims," said MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati. "This is a horrific crime, and we hope the police and FBI will be able to bring this case to a close."
MPAC has reached out to its partners at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and The Sikh Coalition in Washington, DC, and New York to offer our sympathies and assistance. We stand united with our brothers and sister of faith.
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