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Friday marks 10 years since Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting

WISN Milwaukee logo WISN Milwaukee 8/6/2022
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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting.

"This anniversary represents a painful day for our state and so many Wisconsinites, especially for the now seven people whose friends and families mourn their passing, the many others still grappling with their injuries and trauma every day and the many worshippers, loved ones and neighbors who either witnessed the violence themselves or who’ve helped provide support, comfort and healing to those who did," Evers said in a written statement.

A white supremacist went into the Sikh Temple campus on Aug. 5, 2012, and started shooting.

Seven people were killed:

  • Paramjit Kaur, 41, was the lone female killed in the attack
  • Prakash Singh, 39
  • Sita Singh, 41
  • Ranjit Singh, 49
  • Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65
  • Suveg Singh, 84
  • Punjab Singh died in 2020 as a result of injuries from the shooting.

Several others were injured, including former Oak Creek Lt. Brian Murphy.

He will be one of the speakers at a vigil being held at the temple Friday evening.

The gunman was shot and killed at the scene.

Sikh Temple of Wisconsin is hosting weekend events to remember the victims.

Friday:

  • Remembrance vigil at 6 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Community event 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sunday:

  • Tribute to departed souls 1:30 until 3 p.m.

The temple's address is 7512 S. Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154.

For more information, please visit sikhtempleofwisconsin.org.

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