Area Sikh communities to hold dinner, vigil honoring Sandy Hook shooting victims

Madison, Oak Creek members to convene in Brookfield Saturday

Published On: Dec 15 2012 01:17:27 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 15 2012 01:18:00 PM CST
BROOKFIELD, Wis. -

The Wisconsin Sikh community is holding a vigil and community dinner to honor the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.

Among those participating are members of the Sikh community in Madison and the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, where white supremacist gunman Wade Michael Page killed six people before being shot by police and killing himself in August.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported it will be held at Saturday night at the Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin in Brookfield.

Harpreet Kapur, who helped organize the event, said there will be a two-minute silence and prayers to support to the victim's families.

Gunman Adam Lanza killed 26 people, 20 of them children, before committing suicide at the Connecticut school on Friday.