‘The loss is unbearable’, Utah Sikh community mourn the loss of Indianapolis mass shooting victims

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah. (ABC4) — The Utah Sikh community is mourning the lives lost in Thursday’s Indianapolis mass shooting.

As the names of the eight victims killed in the tragic incident were released Friday evening, four were recognized as a part of the Sikh community: 48-year-old Amarjit Skhon, 64-year-old Jaswinder Kaur, 66-year-old Amarjeet Johal, and 68-year-old Jaswinder Singh.

According to the Indianapolis Police Department, 90 percent of the employees at the FedEx facility are Sikh.

Though locally, Sikhs make up a small portion of the population, the Utah Sikh community continues to share support and prayers to the Indianapolis community. 

According to the Utah Sikh community, Thursday’s incident was uncalled for and an absolute act of violence.

“Those were innocent people,” shares Utah Sikh community member Gurjeet Kaur.

Kaur tells ABC4 that her heart aches for what happened and that this incident hits home.

“This loss is unbearable for the families and our condolences go out to them,” Kaur adds.

Tune in at 10 p.m., to watch ABC4 speak with District Attorney, Sim Gill who is also a part of the Utah Sikh community.

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