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August 6th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Oak Creek Sikh community member: 'An action like this has to be some form of hate'

(CNN) - An Army veteran who neighbors say played in a far right punk band was the lone shooter in the rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed six people and wounded four, according to information from law enforcement authorities.

Wade Michael Page, 40, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, the community's chief of police told reporters Monday.

It was the latest violence against the Sikh community in the United States in apparent misdirected revenge for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

One of the heroes on Sunday was the president of the temple Satwant Kaleka, who passed away after trying to tackle the gunman and getting shot.

Kaleka's niece and nephew, Simran Kaleka and Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, discuss their uncle and the violence against the Sikh community on Starting Point this morning.

"Sikh culture hasn't experienced this level of hate," Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka explains. "It's important to educate people that we're not terrorists. We're humans like everybody else."


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