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Gov. Haley Responds to Sikh Temple Shooting in Wisconsin

7 reported killed during service outside Milwaukee.

Gov. Nikki Haley has released a statement in response to the shooting earlier on Sunday at a Sikh Temple in suburban Milwaukee that killed seven people, including the alleged gunman.

"It's very sad to see something like this happen to a peaceful place of worship. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families of the innocent victims and the family of the heroic officer in this senseless tragedy," Haley said via her Facebook page.

, including a police officer.

Haley's parents are practicing Sikhs, but she has identified herself as a Christian, though she has attended Sikh services in deference to her parents' faith. There is a Sikh Temple in Chapin on Broad River Road.

Gov. Haley's father, Ajit, who is one of the leaders of the temple in Chapin, was contacted by Patch, but did not wish to comment about the shooting until more information was available.

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REACTION ACROSS PATCH NETWORK

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From , a spokesperson for the that since the terrorist attacks in 2001, many Sikhs have been the target of hate crimes.

In  the incident reminds residents of when two Sikh men were gunned down a year ago. The case is still unsolved.

In West Des Moines, IA, a 12 year-old boy offers a poingant response to the tragedy.

Sikhs in Town and Country-Manchester (MO) outside St. Louis react, as do members of an Islamic temple.

In , outside Bethlehem, Sikhs are unnerved by shooting.

From the Bay Area in San Francisco Sikhs respond as do those in

Though there is no known threat in NYC, the NYPD has ramped up security at Sikh temples.  and 

JoSCh August 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM
There are a lot of things I could call you but I think deranged is the most apt. Seek help.
Peter Man August 22, 2012 at 03:35 PM
JoSCh Abuse is preferred tactics to hide the truth.
JoSCh August 22, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Poignant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-dNDXUt1fg
Peter Man August 22, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Not a surprise, at last shown your true colours . Eat one every day it may improve your faculty power.
JoSCh August 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM
It's significantly more relevant than your posts. WTF is faculty power? I'm not a formal educator, although I have been schooling wingnuts lately.

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