SAN ANTONIO -- Worshipers at the Sikh Center of San Antonio held a special service on Sunday for the victims of a mass shooting at a temple outside Milwaukee.
Six people were killed and even more were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Sunday morning. The suspected shooter was also killed after exchanging gunfire with police.
Balwinder Dhillon, of the Sikh Center of San Antonio, said attacks on Sikhs is nothing new.
According to the Sikh Coalition in Washington, there have been more than 700 incidents since Sept. 11 in which Sikhs were the target of threats or hate crimes.
Dhillon said Sunday's shooting is "nothing but ignorance."
"We know we all are American, even if we have different beliefs. We have different religions, we have different shapes, we have different colors; but we are all Americans to begin with," he said. "And we are together in this kind of time and we know it's totally nothing but ignorance."
Worshipers holding American flags were seen entering the temple on Sunday evening, just hours after the tragic shooting in Wisconsin.
The Sihk Center of San Antonio is holding another special service at 6 p.m. Monday to remember not only the people who died in Wisconsin, but also victims killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting, Fort Hood and other mass shootings.
The service is free and open to the public.