Indiana Governor takes part in a memorial service for the Indianapolis’ Sikh group, which is still grappling with threats last month.
Sikhs in Indianapolis in the United States organized a memorial service on Saturday in honor of the eight people killed in a shooting at a Fed Ex house last month.
The four victims on April 15 were Sikhs, Sending shocks through a connected network.
At a ceremony on Saturday at the football stadium, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said the city was “still upset about the dark conditions”.
“I have never seen this day or the reason for gathering us as one day,” Holcomb told hundreds of people at the Lucas Oil Stadium.
“Why should every day be so dark? Why should disaster strike and destroy a community, destroying people? The pain continues as we continue to experience losses throughout our future days. “
A few days after the massacre, a mob in the Sikh Coalition said the community had been affected by the attack, which officials said was carried out by 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole. Hole, a former employee of the site, later committed suicide.
U.S. journalists have identified the victims of Amarjeet Kaur Johal, 66, Amarjit Sekhon, 48; Matthew R. Alexander, 32 years old; Samaria Blackwell, 19 years old; Jasvinder Kaur, 50; Jaswinder Singh, 68 years old; Karli Smith, 19 years old; and John Weisert, 74.
Authorities have not yet identified the motive for the shooting, which took place between them an increase in gun violence in the United States.
“In this difficult time, it is up to all of us to work together and help each other recover,” said Balwinder Singh, a Sikh leader in Indianapolis.
“We hope that Hoosiers of all nationalities and Sikhs from the West Midwest will join us on Saturday to help all the families affected by the tragedy.”
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said his message was to Sikhs, migrants and to “anyone who is threatened by this because of their status” and that “they have been welcomed into Indianapolis”.
“And it is the responsibility of all our citizens to make sure you are aware of this,” Hogsett said on Saturday.
Violent Violence He said 170 mass shootings have taken place in the US so far this year.
The non-profit US defines mass shootings as any other incident in which four or more people are killed or killed, including the assailant.
U.S. President Joe Biden has called mass shootings “a disgrace to the world” and has vowed to impose stricter laws, but is facing a crackdown on rivals and U.S. lawmakers who oppose gun control laws.