Sikh Community Prepares To Mark Second Anniversary Of Oak Creek Temple Shooting

Series Of Ceremonies, Events Will Lead Up To Aug. 5


The Sikh community in Wisconsin is coming together to remember the lives of the six people who died two years ago when a white gunman opened fire during a religious service at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek.

A series of ceremonies and events will be held leading up to the Aug. 5 anniversary of the shooting.

James Santelle, a U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin, said the tragedy, while horrific, has sparked a greater sense of unity. He also said that government officials and community members are trying to make sure such a shooting is never repeated.

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Amerdeep Singh of the Sikh Coalition said that he’s working with government agencies to ensure religious hate crimes are identified and prevented.

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