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UW-Madison students hold candlelight vigil

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A number of University of Wisconsin-Madison students joined together Wednesday to remember those affected by the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek.

Organizers said the candlelight vigil was a way for them to spread awareness about the tragedy that occurred at the temple Sunday. Among the students was Harmanjot Singh. The UW-Madison junior is from Burlington, Wisconsin but grew up going to the Sikh temple in Oak Creek. He was home with his family when he found out about what happened.

Singh said, "First thing that came to my mind was, why would anyone do that?" Singh said the shooting shocked him. Though he was hoping no one he knew was hurt, that wasn't the case. 

Singh said seeing students join together to honor the victims has helped restore some of his faith after the tragedy. The candlelight vigil was put on by Beta Chi Theta, a south-Asian interest fraternity group.

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