Dinner Raises Money For Temple Shooting Victims, Lt. Murphy

More than 200 people attended a fundraiser at the Oak Creek Community Center for the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and injured police officer Brian Murphy.

More than 200 people filed into the Oak Creek Community Center on Saturday for a dinner benefiting the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and injured police Lt. Brian Murphy.

"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 as well helping staff the event.

The amount of money raised will be known Tuesday, Community Center Director Rich Duchniak said. Proceeds will be split between funds benefiting the temple and Murphy's family.

Murphy was shot 15 times during the Aug. 5 attack at the gurdwara, where a lone gunman killed six temple members.

The fundraiser was one of two events Saturday in Oak Creek that reflected back on the shootings.

A garden honoring the victims and celebrating diversity was planted and dedicated outside Oak Creek High School in a ceremony earlier in the afternoon.


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