Flags fly at half staff Friday for 10th anniversary of Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting

MADISON, Wis. — Ten years after a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin is lowering flags to half-staff to honor the victims.

Seven people, all of whom were members of the Sikh Sangat, died as a result of the shooting that took place as temple members were preparing for Sunday school and services and cooking food. Lieutenant Brian Murphy, a first responder, was shot 15 times but survived. The shooter was also killed.

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“The Oak Creek shooting remains a reminder of the work that still must be done to protect all communities in the United States against the rising threat of targeted, hate-fueled violence,” Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. “Kathy and I join the people of Wisconsin in honoring the people whose lives were taken, the extraordinary efforts of those who prevented more loss of life, and each person forever changed and affected by this tragedy.”

Flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday.

All 10 of Wisconsin’s legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate introduced a resolution Wednesday to honor the victims of the shooting, condemn the attack and honor those who responded in the wake of the violence.