Sikh Temple to Hold Special Vigil

Event will be held in memory of the victims of the Wisconsin shooting.

A local temple is holding a vigil Tuesday in memory of those who died in the tragedy at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. Sunday.

A lone gunman is believed to have entered Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. just after 10:30 a.m. Sunday and killed six people before being fatally shot by a police officer. One of the wounded includes a police officer who was attending to victims when fired upon, authorities said.

The , on Washington Valley Road, is holding a candlelight vigil and memorial service, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, to remember those who were killed in the tragedy, as well as to show support for their families.

Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes, Police Chief Richard Borden and other government officials and members of the police department are expected to attend the vigil and speak before the crowd.

Hayes said at Monday's township council meeting that the administration and police department have worked out a response plan to make sure members of the Sikh temple in Bridgewater feel safe.

"We have been in contact with leadership at the temple, expressing our empathy and sympathy," he said, "and we have talked about making sure all of their congregation feels secure at their place of worship."


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