FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The Sikh community in Fort Wayne is in mourning after the fatal mass shootings in Indianapolis Thursday night.
Sikhism was founded over 500 years ago and is the fifth largest religion in the world with a following of over 20 million people.
After Jesse Singh, the founder of the Indiana Sikh Outreach Mission in Fort Wayne, learned that some of his Sikhs had been killed in Indianapolis, he told ABC21 that it was difficult to understand what happened.
“It shocked me,” said Singh. “I said ‘what? Indianapolis?’ as if it happened right next door. “
The Outreach Mission is a Sikh charity that provides food and resources to people in need.
Singh told ABC21 that he moved from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne a few years ago. He says this news is scary.
He says he has observed the gun violence in this country and mourns those affected.
“We will continue to go to church and continue to provide our service and compassion to the people,” said Singh.
Singh plans to reach out to his Sikhs in Indianapolis – to help as he can.
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