Sikhs attend a vigil in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 7, 2012. A gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple on Sunday before police shot him dead in an attack authorities are treating as an act of domestic terrorism. REUTERS/John Gress
I’m glad that my time on the Sikh temple shooting has apparently come to an end as I write you this morning from my home in Chicago. I worked 16 hours the last few days covering the story… photographers don’t live for these moments… the fact is seeing people grieve is never easy, but our goal remains the same – to tell the story in a way that will have an impact on people.
By Edith Honan
(Reuters) – Women at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin were busily preparing lunch in the community kitchen on Sunday when two children burst in and screamed frantically they had seen a man with a gun outside.
People began running in every direction, and 14 women, along with the two children, rushed into a narrow pantry in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. There was no lock, and so the women pressed their bodies up against the door to keep anyone from entering, witnesses said.
“Everyone was falling on top of one another,” said Parminder Toor, 54, speaking in Punjabi as her daughter-in-law, Jaskiran Kaur, translated. “It was dark and we were all crammed in…Read More“