INDIANAPOLIS — Several organizations, including the Sikh Coalition and United Sikhs, are hosting an event to honor those who were killed and the several also injured in the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
"All the communities are supporting you [victim's families] and we are behind you, and you are not alone," the chair of the committee overseeing the memorial and Indianapolis Advisor to United Sikhs, Balwinder Singh said.
Singh told WRTV upwards of 2,000 Hooisers are expected at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday. Governor Eric Holcomb is among the speakers at the memorial. Indianapolis Joe Hogsett is also attending. Singh said the committee is working to get in touch with all eight families who will have the opportunity to speak at the memorial, if they wish.
"We want first all the folks who speak and they should condemn this kind of mass shooting and they should support the victim’s families. They should make sure to help us to stop this kind of shooting in the future. We have so many shootings in the country. All of the elected officials, they can stop this. They should work together, so we want to save those innocent lives because this keeps happening and happening and happening and at some point it should be stopped," Singh said in an interview Thursday.
The free and public memorial is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. You must enter the stadium before 1 p.m. and doors open at noon. Masks and social distancing are required. Temperature checks will take place at entry. Parking is also free.
"While the Sikh community is hosting this event, their hope is that Hoosiers from across the state join on Saturday to support the impacted families as Indianapolis begins the journey of healing together and helping each other during this excruciatingly difficult time," Rajanpreet Kaur, senior media and communications manager for The Sikh Coalition said in an email.
[UPDATE] Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is set to speak at the event being held this Saturday, May 1, to honor the eight beautiful lives needlessly lost, the five injured, and all those impacted by the Fedex facility mass shooting. Learn more below. https://t.co/rSNCHVyVWJ pic.twitter.com/NVw7uTPYtP— Sikh Coalition (@sikh_coalition) April 29, 2021
The Sikh Coalition will livestream the remembrance event.
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