Memorial Held for Victims of Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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A memorial service takes place in Wisconsin to pay final respects to six Sikh worshippers shot and killed by a white supremacist who attacked their temple Sunday.

Thousands of mourners will be in attendance at the high school in Oak Creek, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Sikh religious leaders will offer prayers and hymns during the ceremony.

Among those killed in the shooting spree was the temple president, 65-year-old Satwant Singh Kaleka, and an 84-year-old worshipper, Suveg Singh.

The gunman, Wade Michael Page, shot and killed himself after he was wounded by police. The FBI says Page was a former Army veteran with ties to white supremacist groups, but investigators have yet to uncover an exact motive for his actions.