Richmond Hill Sikh community marks anniversary of Wisconsin temple shooting

By Queens Courier Staff | |

THE COURIER/Photos by Zachary Kraehling
THE COURIER/Photos by Zachary Kraehling

Mourners gathered in Richmond Hill to remember the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple one year ago.


Mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill to remember the shooting attack on a Wisconsin Sikh temple just a year ago.

Wade Michael Page, who has been called a white supremacist, walked into the temple as worshippers prepared for Sunday services and opened fire. Six people were killed.

Assemblymember David Weprin stood with the Richmond Hill Sikh community and said, “You are not mourning alone” and that all Americans continue to be “enriched” by the nation’s religious diversity.

“This community is about love of country and spirituality,” said one man. “The goal is prayer. God’s name is love, and without love there is nothing.”