One of the dead, Prakash Singh, was a priest who recently immigrated to the United States with his wife and two young children, said Justice Singh Khalsa, a temple member since the 1990s.
Relatives of Kaleka, the president of the temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, said Monday that he was killed fighting the attacker.
“From what we understand, he basically fought to the very end and suffered gunshot wounds while trying to take down the gunman,” said Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, his nephew.
“He was a protector of his own people, just an incredible individual who showed his love and passion for our people, our faith, to the end,” the nephew said, near tears. “He was definitely one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever seen, one of the happiest people in the world."
#I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE SIKH MEN AND WOMAN WHOSE LIVES WERE STOLEN FROM THEM #I WANT THEIR NAMES TO BE EVERYWHERE #NOT THE GUNMAN’S #I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE GUNMAN’S COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIS BACKGROUND OR HIS GIRLFRIEND TROUBLES #THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE FOCUS HERE