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Hundreds pack Oak Creek vigil for shooting victims


OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Hundreds of people gathered in Oak Creek Tuesday night for a candlelight prayer vigil to honor the six victims of Sunday's shooting.

Attendees held candles and prayed for the victims, remembering them as peaceful individuals dedicated to their families and faith.

Police Chief John Edwards told the crowd that such incidents often prompt anger and calls for revenge, but he says he was struck by the peaceful reaction of the Sikh community.

Temple member Karan Singh Toor noted the crowd was a mix of races, saying it made him "so happy to see how we all come together for peace" and proud to be an American.

The vigil took place on the same night as the city's National Night Out celebration, part of a chain of events across the country aimed at crime prevention.

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