US First Lady Michelle Obama met Thursday with relatives of the victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin earlier this month.
The Sikh community said in a statement following the visit that Obama had “brought comfort and assurance during a period that has been marked with tremendous sorrow and grief.”
Police blame the August 5 shooting, which killed six people and wounded three, on Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old former US Army specialist.
Page, who killed himself with a gunshot wound to the head, was associated with neo-Nazi groups and the authorities are treating the incident as a case of domestic terrorism.
US investigators have yet to establish a motive for the killings, but they are looking into Page’s links with white supremacist hate groups.
President Barack Obama has condemned the “senseless violence,” which came just days after a July 20 shooting at a packed midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie in Colorado that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded.