On August 5, 2012, as worshipers gathered at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a man with reported ties to white supremacist organizations entered the sacred space, pulled out a gun, and opened fire on his fellow Americans. Six people lost their lives and several were permanently injured. A man was shot in the head. A bullet entered his face and damaged his spinal cord, changing his life forever — but he survived. Today, we remember Satwant Singh Kaleka (65), Paramjit Kaur (41), Sita Singh (41), Ranjit Singh (49), Prakash Singh (39), and Suveg Singh Khattra (84) and the larger community that has been impacted.
The Brothers of Iota Nu Delta stand in solidarity with the Sikh Community and pay our respects to those who suffered a loss in this tragic event. Our heart are still heavy even after five years. #rememberoakcreek to continue reading about a personal account of this tragic moment in history read "Essay: Five Years Later, Why Americans Must Remember Oak Tree" written by Raghuvinder Singh.