Members of Sikh Temple in Oak Creek to pray for Las Vegas victims

Officials at the Sikh Temple said they’re planning a moment of silence during worship to pray for the victims of the sho...

OAK CREEK — Heartfelt empathy for those in Las Vegas is coming from the Sikh community in Oak Creek, following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died. More than 500 were hurt.

You’ll recall, there was a mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek in August of 2012. Six people died and four others were hurt when a gunman stormed in while dozens worshiped, and opened fire.

Similar to what happened in Vegas, that gunman, Wade Page, shot and killed himself after the attack.