Memorial begins for victims of Sikh temple shooting rampage

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 10 at 6:20 PM

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- A memorial service for six worshippers killed in the shooting at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee is under way at a local high school.

Hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium Friday where six caskets are standing as photos of those killed flash across a large video screen and a Sikh priest speaks in the native Indian Punjabi.

Mourners are wearing scarves on their heads in Sikh tradition.

After the visitation and service, Sikhs plan to return to the temple where the shootings occurred. Members have spent the last day painting walls and replacing blood-stained carpet.

Five days ago, white supremacist Wade Michael Page shot and killed six people and critically wounded three others inside and outside the temple.

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