Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil at Sikh temple in Bloomington

More than 500 people came to Sikh Society of Minnesota temple in Bloomington on Friday night to honor the six victims of the recent Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin. A spokesman for the Sikh Society says the state small Sikh community views what happened in Wisconsin as an "isolated incident and probably a hate crime," and says there are no plans to increase security.
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More than 500 people came to Sikh Society of Minnesota temple in Bloomington on Friday night to honor the six victims of the recent Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin. A spokesman for the Sikh Society says the state small Sikh community views what happened in Wisconsin as an "isolated incident and probably a hate crime," and says there are no plans to increase security.

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