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Candlelight vigil honors temple shooting victims

Candlelight vigil honors temple shooting victims

By Annie Scholz. CREATED Aug 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 5, 2013

OAK CREEK - A day of sadness and celebration as hundreds gathered at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin to honor the six people murdered one year ago. Amardeep Kaleka's father, temple president Satwant Sing Kaleka, was among the dead.

"When people go to pray on a Sunday and then are murdered, something is wrong in our country," says Kaleka.

Among the massive crowd, families of those affected by gun violence. Carlee Soto's sister Victoria was shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

"Survivors of gun violence and families of victims across the country are united not only by our shared grief but our shared desire to reduce gun violence and to spare anyone else from having to feel this nightmare we call life," says Soto.

A nightmare Elvin Daniel has lived since his sister, Zina, was killed by her estranged husband at the Azana Spa in Brookfield.
 
"My sister was a beautiful person who loved life," says Daniel. "I'm here to speak for her because she can't be here to speak for herself."
 
The message: That as a community, if we speak up and stand up, we can make a difference and move forward.
 
"We can laugh, we can sing together, we can beat the drum together," explains Kaleka. "We can be with each other and that creates this healing."