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Hundreds gather to remember 2-year anniversary of Sikh temple shooting

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OAK CREEK (WKOW) -- Community members in Oak Creek mark the two-year anniversary of a shooting at a Sikh temple.

Hundreds gathered at a temple Tuesday night to remember the six worshippers who died and honor the five people who were wounded, including one priest who is still unable to move or talk.

Loved ones of those who were killed took turns reading touching tributes to their fathers, mothers and elders. Temple leaders lit candles as a symbol of forgiveness. There were also messages of peace and moving together as a united community. "As we move forward two years later, we have to remember that the love of these individuals we remember today carries on. No matter how much money you make, no matter how much knowledge you gather, the one thing that no one can take away when you die is the love that you've given while you were here," Kanwarkeep Singh Kaleka told the crowd.

A ceremony Wednesday will honor two Oak Creek police officers who responded to the 2012 shooting: Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda. Lt. Murphy was shot 12 times. Lenda was able to wound the gunman, a white supremacist, who later killed himself. The officers will be awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery

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