Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Sikh leaders in America have urged people of all faiths to come together after the latest attack on its community, warning against jumping to the conclusion that the shooting in Oak Creek was a hate crime.
The remarks by Sapreet Kaur, executive director of the Sikh Coalition, came after a gunman killed at least six people at a Sikh temple before being shot dead by police in the latest shooting massacre in the US.
"There have been multiple hate crime shootings within the Sikh community in recent years and the natural impulse of our community is to unfortunately assume the same in this case," The Guardian quoted Kaur, as saying.
"As new facts emerge, the dialogue can change," Kaur said, adding: "Americans died today in a senseless act of violence and Americans of all faiths should stand in unified support with their Sikh brothers and sisters."
Sikh leaders have also urged followers to wait until the police investigation is complete before making any assumption about the gunman's motive. (ANI)