First lady meets with victims, families of Sikh temple shooting
Michelle Obama greets Sikh community representative Dr. Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal on Thursday in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
August 24th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

First lady meets with victims, families of Sikh temple shooting

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Michelle Obama met privately Thursday with victims and surviving family members of the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple earlier this month.

The shooting - which left six people dead and four others wounded - occurred August 5 at a gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Oak Creek. The gunman, identified by police as 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page, later killed himself.

On Thursday, the first lady first met with the gurdwara secretary, Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal, and Mayor Stephen Scaffidi in the hallway of Oak Creek High School.

"It's my honor to be here with you," Obama told them, according to a pool report. "I'm sorry it's under these circumstances, but I am anxious to meet with the families and lend whatever support I can."

- CNN Belief Blog

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