OAK CREEK (WKOW) – Wisconsin Sikhs will hold religious observances and a 6-kilometer fundraising run/walk to memorialize last year's tragic shooting.
Temple member Pardeep Kaleka says the August 5 anniversary will be preceded by a religious ceremony where priests will read the entire Sikh holy book aloud from cover to cover. Members of the temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek are also planning other ceremonies to purify the building.
The observance will be in memory of the six temple members who died when a random gunman opened fire. Four others, including a responding police officer, were injured. The gunman died during a shootout with police.
Oak Creek Mayor Stephen Scaffidi says the temple and city will work together on a 6K run, or 3.7 miles, in honor of the six victims.