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Vigil brings together community
MILWAUKEE - The community is in shock following Sunday's shooting in Oak Creek.
"I pray that this act and this atrocious evil is once and for all, be gone from this earth."
Stung by horror, a community mourns together. Sikh men and women, along with people from all walks of life shared an evening, candles and a cause.
"When I went to the scene, I saw many people confused, lost, and utterly devastated," Sikh Navkiran Dhillon says.
Realizing the sorrow brought on by the shooting, the community quickly worked to assemble a vigil.
It was a chance to unite in the face of tragedy.
"We try to do all we can do, little by little, and show our son the world doesn't have to be like this," Mike Mattner says.
A mass of flickering light decorates Cathedral Square.
Two words in bold say what everyone was thinking: 'Wisconsin weeps.'
"It's really depressing to see that someone would shoot at us, the Sikh community, who stands for equality and stands for peace," Oak Creek Sikh temple member Bonit Gill says.
As the sun sets on an unimaginable day, there is comfort in the worst of such sorrow. Families know they're not alone.
"I feel blessed that so many people care about us," Oak Creek Sikh temple member Harleen Dhillon says. "It doesn't matter what happens, we're all still humans. We're always gonna be here for each other, and that's just how we're going to get through this."