Group gathers in Capitol Square in Madison for shooting vigil

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Madison Sikh shooting vigil

Madison Sikh shooting vigil

MADISON — A group gathered Sunday night, August 5th on the Capitol Square to honor the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.

Six individuals were killed, and the gunman was shot and killed by an Oak Creek police officer.

Three were taken to Froedtert Hospital and were listed in critical condition as of Sunday night — one of whom is a 20-year veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department.

Among those in attendance at Madison’s vigil was a member of the Sikh community who says she knows people in the Oak Creek congregation.

“We are a tight community, We were just there with those people who were being victim today. It’s really hurting to know all that this happened this morning. We couldn’t believe this happened,” the Sikh community member said.

In grief I think we need to be with each other and share that. We need to talk about peace, gather in peace and compassion when things like this happen, we don’t need to get angry,” vigil organizer Callen Harty said.

Organizers spread the word about the vigil through Facebook, after hearing about Sunday’s tragic events.

The FBI is leading the ongoing investigation into this shooting incident.

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