Governor Walker Orders Flags at Half Staff to Remember the Tragic Events at Oak Creek

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker giving his State of the State address.

August 6, 2012 Updated Aug 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM CDT

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Governor Walker has ordered that flags be flown at half staff to remember and mourn the victims of the tragic shooting of a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI.

"The people of Wisconsin join the Sikh community in mourning those killed yesterday and in remembering their lives," said Governor Scott Walker. "As our state comes together to care for the survivors, our hope is that the families and the whole Oak Creek community find healing and strength in the memory of their loved ones."

On Sunday, August 5th, a man entered the Sikh temple in Oak Creek and opened fire on those inside who were preparing for an 11:30 mass. 7 people died in the shooting, including the shooter.

A witness described the gunman as a white man with a bald head and heavy build.

Temple members say there is no anger toward the shooter, but there are many questions left unanswered.

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