Interfaith vigil held in Glen Rock to honor victims of Indianapolis FedEx shooting

Members of the New Jersey Sikh community held a service and vigil on Wednesday night in Glen Rock in honor of those who died in a mass shooting in Indianapolis last month.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 2:23 AM

Updated 1,115 days ago

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Members of the New Jersey Sikh community held a service and vigil on Wednesday night in Glen Rock in honor of those who died in a mass shooting in Indianapolis last month.
A large banner was hung that showed photos of the eight people who were killed at the FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Five more were wounded.
Authorities say that the shooter was a former employee who used two assault rifles to target the victims. The shooter took his own life.
Four victims of that April 15 shooting were members of the Sikh community. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.
“We have a gun violence problem in this country. We have a hate problem in this country,” says New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
Grewal is Sikh and lives in Bergen County. He spoke of unity at the interfaith service.
There was also high security at the event. Many who attended spoke of an uneasy change in the United States that they say was caused by hate and political rhetoric.
"I find myself in a time in the U.S. where it isn't safe to pray, to go to your job, to walk, to go into a supermarket,” one person who attended the vigil said.
“In this country, the gun violence has become a disease. We all need to get together to eradicate it,” another said.
Since the FedEx shooting, police have revealed both assault rifles were purchased legally. Even though the suspect's family had warned police that he may be a danger to himself or others.


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