A day after eight people were killed in an attack at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Biden has said gun control is key to limiting these tragedies. "A lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see", Cook said.
Police believe the shooter has died by suicide. In this month alone, there have been at least seven deadly mass shootings in the country.
Japan's Prime Minister, who is visiting the United States said at the White House before a meeting with Biden, "I would like to express my condolences to the victims, and my sympathies to the families".
"Gun violence is an epidemic in America", Biden said in a statement.
The facility is located close to the global airport.
The identity of the shooter and their motive is not yet known. "It stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation".
The gunman responsible for the overnight shooting was not immediately identified and it was not known if he was an employee at the FedEx facility near the airport in the state capital of in, deputy police chief Craig McCartt told CNN.
8 killed in FedEx plant shooting
Live video showed police tape at the scene of the incident, which follows several mass shootings in recent weeks. Ms Cook confirmed eight people had died plus the gunman, while many others were injured.
Although Sikhs began settling in IN more than 50 years ago, the first gurdwara was established in 1999.
Indianapolis FedEx employee Olivia Sui told Reuters via text message that she and some co-workers had just left the building after picking up their paychecks and were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when shots rang out.
Four people with gunshot wounds were transported by ambulance, including one in critical condition, while five people suffered other injuries, police said. Another two people were treated and released at the scene. He said police have not yet uncovered a motive for Thursday's shooting but added that law enforcement officers seized a gun from him a year ago. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in the city in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during at argument at a home in March. Another 10 were killed in gunfire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
"I saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort, an automatic rifle, and he was firing in the open", Jeremiah Miller said.
"I also urged Congress to hear the call of the American people - including the vast majority of gun owners - to enact commonsense gun violence prevention legislation, like universal background checks and a ban of weapons of war and high-capacity magazines", Biden said. "I thought he saw me and so I immediately ducked for cover", he added.
"She got shot on her left arm", Parminder Singh said. Other injured people took themselves to hospitals in the area, she added.