Tuesday Marks 2nd Anniversary Of Sikh Temple Shooting In Oak Creek

Vigil Will Be Held In Temple To Honor The Six Victims Of Mass Shooter


Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the Sikh Temple shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek.

A vigil will be held at the temple in the evening, honoring the lives of the six people who died when a white supremacist entered the temple and opened fire.

“We always think that we shouldn’t forget what happened, so we are trying to keep the flames alive,” said Rahul Dubey, whose grandfather was among the victims. “We are trying to keep that spirit going so that we can educate other people that what happened shouldn’t be happening again to other communities in respect to anybody’s faith.”

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Dubey also said he is working with the Sikh community and government agencies to prevent similar tragedies. In New York, authorities are currently investigating another alleged hate crime in which a Sikh man was hit and dragged by a car.