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Senator Ron Johnson made the following statement today regarding the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of yet another senseless act of violence in America. I have full confidence in the legal authorities that will be investigating this heinous crime."
U.S. Senator Herb Kohl made the following statement today regarding the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek:
This is a tragic day for our city and for all communities of faith who share grief and concern for the victims of today’s shooting and their loved ones. We also share a deep gratitude to our law enforcement officers. Our prayers are with Milwaukee’s entire Sikh community and we wish them comfort and peace.
Congressman Paul Ryan issued the following statement:
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone in Oak Creek who has been impacted by this tragic act of violence. I’m deeply saddened by this malicious crime and remain grateful for the selfless, dedicated service of the emergency response teams and law enforcement officials who continue to investigate this matter. As additional details are gathered, I am hopeful that we will all come together, united in a shared desire for peace and justice, and stand with the Sikh community as we grieve this loss of life.
Governor Walker released the following statement regarding the Oak Creek incident:
While the situation in Oak Creek continues to develop rapidly, we are working with the FBI and local law enforcement. I became aware of the situation late this morning and continue to receive updated briefings.
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.
At the same time, we are filled with gratitude for our first responders, who show bravery and selflessness as they put aside their own safety to protect our neighbors and friends.
Tonette and I ask everyone to join us in praying for the victims and their families, praying for the safety of our law enforcement and first responder professionals and praying for strength and healing for this entire community and our state.
Lt.Governor Rebecca Kleefisch issued the following statement this afternoon following the tragic shooting in Oak Creek early this morning:
"I join the people of Wisconsin and our nation as we pray for the victims of this senseless act of violence in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Our hearts go out to those who were killed, those who were wounded, their friends and families and everyone in the Oak Creek community. We share your sadness. Wisconsin is a state of caring people and we will come together in the wake of this tragic event."