Sikh community reacts to school shooting by holding a vigil

CREATED Dec 15, 2012

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OAK CREEK, Wis. - Sikhs who dealt with a mass shooting at their temple last summer are sending condolences to families out east.

Harpreet Kapur, who helped organize a vigil and community dinner Saturday night, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Our wounds were still fresh when we heard this news."

The vigil was to be held at 7pm Saturday at the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin at 3765 N. Calhoun, Brookfield.

Kapur immigrated to the United States from India and says it's nearly impossible to even own a gun there.  He tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Access to all these deadly weapons is the problem. The gun law is the main culprit here."

White supremacist gunman Wade Michael Page killed six people at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek before being shot by police and killing himself in August.

In Connecticut Friday, 20 year old Adam Lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children, before committing suicide at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Police say Lanza also killed his mother at their home before he went to the school and opened fire.