Sikh community returns to Temple
WTMJ News Team
Photo: Video by tmj4.com
OAK CREEK - Members of the Sikh Temple are back in their place of worship for the first time since Sunday's shooting. We're now getting a look inside the building that was the scene of the horrific tragedy
Now that the Temple is back in the hands of the Sikh Community, an important part of the healing process is about to begin.
The Sikh Community is trying to restore the peace, but there are remaining signs of violence.
"They're doing the painting and over the cracks or where the shooting have in the wall, they've fixed that already" said Jagjit Singh Kahleka.
Video captured by CNN shows members of the temple visiting places their loved ones died.
Members of the temple took photos of the cleanup and of the pantry where more than a dozen people hid from the gunman as he was on his rampage. It saved their lives.
"It's just so badly we're feeling. We never know if it will happen again. Not only this temple, but all temples in the country," said Jagjit Singh Kahleka, who lost his brother, Sanwant Singh Kahleka.
Jagjit's sense of community remains, but so do the signs of violence from one man's hate. Members of the temple left a bullet hole visible as a reminder of the tragedy.
After the funerals, priests are planning a traditional 48 hour reading of the Holy Book, cover to cover. It is said to bring some peace.