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
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
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.
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