Memorial for Sikh temple shooting victims begins

AP News
Posted: Aug 10, 2012 10:45 AM
Memorial for Sikh temple shooting victims begins

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — A memorial service for six worshippers killed in the shooting at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee is under way at a local high school.

Hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium Friday where six caskets are standing as photos of those killed flash across a large video screen and a Sikh priest speaks in the native Indian Punjabi.

Mourners are wearing scarves on their heads in Sikh tradition.

After the visitation and service, Sikhs plan to return to the temple where the shootings occurred. Members have spent the last day painting walls and replacing blood-stained carpet.

Five days ago, white supremacist Wade Michael Page shot and killed six people and critically wounded three others inside and outside the temple.