BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Jakara Movement held a candlelight vigil on Sunday night to mourn the lives lost during Thursday’s mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.
The vigil was held at Stonecreek Park, located at 8515 Akers Rd. in southwest Bakersfield. Four Sikhs were among the victims of the shooting, according to Indianapolis officials.
“Yes, half of the victims are Sikh but we mourn the losses of all eight of the victims. It really is for us to gather no matter where we are and to make sure that we don’t become desensitized to when this kind of violence,” said Jakara Movement spokesperson Manpreet Kaur. “Are we okay with this becoming a part of American culture, that mass shootings are something we’re known to expect?”
Organizers hope the vigil will highlight gun violence around the nation, as the United States has seen multiple mass shootings in recent months.
For more information about the Jakara Movement, visit jakara.org.