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Sikh Temple shooting victim paralyzed


OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- One of the men who was shot in the head and survived the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek is still in a long-term care facility.

Family members take shifts keeping a round-the-clock vigil at his bedside.

65-year-old Punjab Singh is paralyzed and can't speak, so he communicates by blinking.

His son, Raghuvinder Singh, flew to Wisconsin from India after the shooting to see his father.

"You cannot explain the emotions.  My father, he is just not a father for me, he is my best friend.  I will always ask for prayers.  I know that it works.  And it is working."

Punjab Singh was visiting from India as a guest preacher at the temple.

His family says he is too fragile to be moved home.

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