The Victims At the Sikh Temple Shooting
Three known victims so far: the priest, temple president, and a police officer.
August 6, 2012 - 2:30 pm
Most of the victims have not yet been identified, but the stories of some of those caught in the horrific shooting spree have been revealed.
One of the priests who died in the massacre was identified by a temple-goer as priest Parkash Singh, a 30-something father of two.
Worshipper Manminder Sethi told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Mr Singh was ‘a good guy, a noble soul’.
He added that the priest’s wife, son and daughter had only recently moved from India to join him in Oak Creek, where Mr Singh had been living for several years.
The temple’s president, 65-year-old Satwant Kaleka, was shot dead by the attacker after trying to fight back.
His son Amardeep said that the community leader had attempted to ‘knife and tackle the shooter’, but was unsuccessful and died of his wounds while trying to hide in the temple.
Mr Kaleka’s nephew Gurmit Kaleka told the Journal Sentinel that the victim was a father of two who had presided over the religious community since 1996.
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