US Senate honors anniversary of Wis. Sikh shooting

CREATED Aug 1, 2013

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  • A family member prays in a parking lot while waiting to hear information about his loved ones inside the Sikh Temple on S. Howell Avenue where a shooting occurred, Sunday. Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Police block the intersection near the corner of S. Howell Ave. and E. Rawson Ave. near the Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred on Sunday August 5, 2012. Oak Creek August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Family who have poeple in Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred twait to hear information. Family members of people in the temple were trying to find information about their loved ones in Oak Creek on Sunday August 5, 2012. Oak Creek August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Parminder Kaleka (left), whose brother in law was in the Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred talks on her phone to get information. Family members of people in the temple were trying to find information about their loved ones in Oak Creek on Sunday August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

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  • Photo: Wounded Temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution in honor of the upcoming one-year anniversary of a shooting at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple.

The resolution was co-sponsored by Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson. It recognizes Monday's anniversary of the day a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Five others were wounded, including an Oak Creek police officer.

The resolution passed unanimously Wednesday night. It honors the memory of the six victims and offers condolences to their loved ones. It also commends the heroism of the emergency responders and community members who provided support.

Temple members are planning memorial events from Friday through Monday, including religious readings and a 6-kilometer run in honor of the six victims. A candlelight vigil will be held Monday night.

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Online:

Sikh Temple of Wisconsin: http://www.sikhtempleofwisconsin.com

Chardi Kala 6K run: http://www.chardhikala6k.org