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Vigil remembers victims of shooting at Oak Creek Sikh temple

John Gress / Reuters

Sikhs attend a vigil in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 7, 2012 following the killings of six worshippers at a Sikh temple.

The Associated Press reports — Hundreds of people gathered in southeastern Wisconsin Tuesday night to remember the six Sikh worshippers who were fatally shot at their temple on Sunday.

Attendees held candles and prayed for the victims, remembering them as peaceful individuals dedicated to their families and faith.

Police Chief John Edwards told the crowd that such incidents often prompt anger and calls for revenge, but he says he was struck by the peaceful reaction of the Sikh community.

Jeffrey Phelps / AP

A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing six people and wounding at least three others, including a police officer, before being shot to death, authorities said.

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