Seven people died today at the hands of a gunman when he engaged in gunfire at a Sikh temple, according to an article published on .
Malkit Singh Gill, president of the New England Sikh Study Circle in Milford, said it’s unfortunate that religion is the cause for persecution in the land of the free.
“I think this is very tragic,” Gill said. “The country was founded on the belief that there should be no religious persecution.”
Gill said that there are more than 500,000 Sikhs in this country, and their temples are open to anyone, however he is unsure what comes after this.
“I need to be thinking about what the next step is for the temple. We are hard working peace loving people and it’s sad that one person is trying to put fear in to us,” Gill said.
Reports about the shooting say the gunman was