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Local members of Sikh community to hold special prayers for victims

Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The suspected shooter was identified Monday as Wade Michael Page

Local members of the Sikh community are holding special prayers this week for the victims killed and wounded Sunday.

Five men and one woman lost their lives in the shooting rampage. Their ages range between 39 and 84 years old. Houston Sikhs say they cannot believe what happened in Wisconsin.

"I think it's what just the emotions any American would go through when their place of worship is attacked. I think it's shock and awe then just the feeling of insecurity where we find sanctity," said Manpreet Singh with the Gurdwara Sahib of Houston.

A family in the West University area says a relative was in the Gurdwara when the shootings happened. She escaped unharmed.

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