Sikh Temple Shooting

Sikh Temple Shooting Anniversary
3:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Year after Sikh Temple Shooting, Events Planned to Honor Victims

Victims of the Sikh Temple Shooting - Paramjit Kaur, Satwant Kaleka, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, Suveg Singh Khattra and Sita Singh.

August 5th marks the one year anniversary of the Sikh Temple shootings. Activities have been planned in Oak Creek and Milwaukee to remember the six victims and those injured - Baba Punjab Singh and Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy.

The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin's website reads, "Your presence would show that this is not only a Sikh tragedy, but also an American tragedy. We must fight this violence not with more violence but by coming together with kindness and love."

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3:33 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Police Officer who was Injured in Sikh Temple Shooting Plans to Retire

Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer to respond to the temple shooting

Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy says he will retire from the force on June 12.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:31 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Family Members of Temple Victims Discuss First Lady's Visit

Amardeep and Pardeep Kaleka at the WUWM studios.

Family members of the people killed and injured in the Sikh temple tragedy received First Lady Michelle Obama’s condolences Thursday. Mrs. Obama met with the families in Oak Creek, after appearing at a campaign stop in Milwaukee.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:45 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

The Importance of Visiting Oak Creek

One of the many expressions of sympathy in the wake of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.

It has been more than two weeks since a Cudahy man entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek and shot and killed six congregants who had gathered for Sunday services. Wade Michael Page also injured four people before killing himself.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:42 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Bringing Together Communities of Faith After Temple Shootings

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is working to bridge the gap between communities of faith.

Visitation is going on this morning in Oak Creek for the victims of Sunday’s shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Six temple-goers were killed in shootings by Wade Michael Page of Cudahy before Page reportedly killed himself.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:27 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Hundreds Pay Respects, Led by Family Members and Dignitaries

People from near and far honor the victims of tragedy.

Family members of the six people slain at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, shared their grief and consolation Friday and offered reflections on their loved ones to a crowd of hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium. Dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed condolences to the community during the joint funeral for the six.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
2:22 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

A Little About the Sikh Temple Victims

All will be honored Friday.

Thousands of people will stream into Oak Creek High School Friday morning. They will spend time at the joint memorial service for the six people a gunman killed at the Sikh Temple on Sunday.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
1:22 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Thousands Mourn Sikh Temple Members at Joint Funeral

The line of mourners extended out the door of Oak Creek High School.

There was a huge outpouring of love and support in Oak Creek today, as the six worshippers a gunman shot and killed at the Sikh Temple Sunday were laid to rest. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, a couple thousand people turned out for the public wake and service at Oak Creek High School. Those in grief were surrounded, and they, in turn, encouraged others.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
5:01 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Community Remembers Sikh Shooting Victims

The daughter of Prakash Singh, who died on Sunday, is being consoled.

National Night Out is typically about promoting partnerships between communities and law enforcement.

However, this year the night took on new meaning, particularly in Oak Creek.

WUWM’s LaToya Dennis attended Tuesday night's event and offered voices and observations during Morning Edition.

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Local Sikh Educator Aims to Spread Awareness of Faith


As the Federal and local investigations into Sunday’s tragic shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek continue, people all over Southeast Wisconsin hold vigils for the victims and their families, and try to make sense of the violence.

Milwaukeean Raminder Kaur attended a downtown vigil Sunday night in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek temple shooting. She says she's gone to services at that temple with her 8-year-old son - who she sometimes worries is a target because of his faith.

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