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Benefit Raises More Than $4K For Shooting Victims

About 250 people attended a Sept. 29 dinner at the Oak Creek Community Center to raise money for victims of the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

A Sept. 29 benefit dinner for Sikh temple shooting victims and police Lt. Brian Murphy brought in 250 people and $4,700 in donations, the Oak Creek Community Center announced Thursday.

The donations will be split evenly between funds established for Murphy and the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

The event, "A Community United," featured a chicken dinner and raffles and came together with the support of several local businesses. Members of the Sikh temple and the Oak Creek Police Department were there helping staff the event.

It was held less than two months after the attack at the Sikh temple, which left six people dead and four wounded. Murphy was the first officer to respond to the scene and survived despite being shot 15 times.

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