The victims of a shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin are being remembered. Hundreds of people attended Friday's memorial service in Oak Creek for the six worshippers killed when a gunman opened fire last Sunday.
During the service, Sikh priests chanted hymns and offered prayers for the victims and their families.
Even though the shooting happened hundreds of miles away, it hit very close to home for members of the Sikh community in Tampa Bay.
They say their thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and Friday night, they came together to honor their memory.
Dozens of people attended a memorial service in Thonotosassa, which included a candle lighting ceremony.
They say it's important to show their solidarity with the entire Sikh community.
"We are peace-loving people, we are hard-working people, and we're all Americans. We enjoy being here, and this country has been very good to us, and we want to be very good to this country," said Harbhajan Singh, senior member of congregation.
There are roughly 27 million Sikhs worldwide, and about 500,000 live in the United States.
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