DC Area Sikh Community Holds Candlelight Vigil For Wisconsin Victims
ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) — An hour-long special prayer service was held Tuesday night at the National Sikh Center in Rockville.
More than 200 people gathered at the Gurudwara Sikh building to remember the victims of the Wisconsin shooting that claimed the lives of six members of the Sikh community. The shooter, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, was also killed in the rampage.
The mourners overflowed into the hallway as there was not enough space inside the prayer room to accommodate all those wishing to pay their respects.
Following the hour of prayer, people gathered outside around a pole draped in orange cloth for a candle light vigil.
Members of the Christian, Jewish and other religions joined the Sikh community at the service Tuesday night showing a solidarity of faith.
Local Sikh worshipers were stunned following this weekend’s shooting and have voiced concerns for their own safety.