BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - More than 500 people showed up to the Sikh Society of Minnesota temple in Bloomington on Friday night for service and a candlelight vigil to honor those who died in Sunday's shooting in Wisconsin.
Members gathered to commemorate the six people who died and three who were injured during the shooting at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee.
Manjeet Singh, a spokesman for the Sikh Society, said Minnesota's small Sikh community views what happened in Wisconsin as an "isolated incident and probably a hate crime."
He says there's no plans at this time to increase security at the Bloomington temple. Singh estimates there's about 250 Sikh families in Minnesota.
Singh says the Sikh society would like to hold future education-related events about the faith and its followers, who are often mistaken for Muslims because of their long beards and turbans.
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