Delaware senator weighs in on Wisconsin shooting

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del, released a statement today following Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

“For this violent attack to occur while temple members were reading scriptures and preparing for a Sunday service is heartbreaking,” said Coons, a Yale Divinity School graduate. “An attack on one house of worship is an attack on all.”

Wade Michael Page, 40, has been identified as the shooter who killed six people and critically wounded three at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee. Authorities say Page was also killed during a shootout with police officers. 

A motive behind the shooting rampage has yet to be revealed, although it’s been said Page, an Army veteran, was the front man of white supremacist band End Apathy.

“Annie and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the entire community of Milwaukee, and the worldwide community of Sikhs, and will continue to pray for peace and tolerance in our country and around the world,” said Coons.

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