More than 50 people gathered Saturday evening to pray for the victims of the recent mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple.
Tarlok Singh of Richland, a member of the gurdwara, the Sikh house of worship, said, "We want to show our sympathy and pray to God for their souls to rest in peace."
The Sikh congregation and Tri-Citians of other denominations joined in a candlelight vigil at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Parkash, the Sikh temple in Pasco.
Sikhs believe in one God who created the universe, Tarlok Singh said.
That is why one of the tenets of Sikhism is that all religions are equal, said Kamaljit Singh of Pasco, a member of the gurdwara. It's the fifth most practiced religion in the world.
They are starting a fund to donate to Oak Creek police Lt. Brian Murphy, who was injured during the attack, and to the families of the victims of the shooting.
Those who would like to donate can call 460-7050 or mail a donation to help the victims to the gurdwara at 7505 W. Court St. in Pasco.
All are welcome to services at the Pasco gurdwara each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a meal served after. Services are in Punjabi but can be translated to English.