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From the people who were there starting to come to light now and acclaim and joins me now on -- and a well -- -- no doubt this tragedy is I really rocking worshippers at this sikh temple and others in the community as well.
The temple secretary describes a scene like this.
People are gonna start shooting and their little kids who.
-- team needed it then I'm going on and the ladies and didn't they -- hit in the closet she.
Others -- reportedly hiding in the kitchen -- evacuating to a nearby bowling Alley concealing themselves in closets as gunshots continue ringing out.
Hysteria and anxiety filled the air as minutes past by.
One man says his uncle was shot during the hostage situation another woman waits on news regarding a family friend.
And -- right now he's in the hospital apparently with the and a leg wounds.
And I'm not sure -- -- what his condition as you know we're waiting to see.
My hand to make sure she got out safely and I'm praying that -- -- how the and find right now and we can see her.
-- -- -- -- The sikh religion started in South Asia some 500 years ago the -- the -- -- has roughly 27 million followers worldwide.
-- -- not cut their beards or hair and Wear turbans as you -- they've reported a rise in bias attacks since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Advocates -- anti Islamic sentiment even though they are not Muslim.
This is really scary.
And really unexpected happened to -- when we never thought it's normal for somebody can go that far but just things.
-- -- Sources and -- being through the media -- there's a big of fairness that you know people.
-- and missed identified us -- and order.
You know would be beard because that's not we're actually from India.
Worship services are normally held of the sikh temple on Thursdays but Sundays seemed to draw the biggest groups of people coming to -- Harrison.
So witnesses are counting their blessings tonight that the gunman didn't come at a later time when more people.
Would have been inside that temple -- a couple of thoughts on to some of the witnesses coming forth we have not identified exactly why this gunman went there and so we can tell people kind of the demographics and the religious points that they should know but we should not jump to any conclusions whatsoever.
About what a motive in all this might have been I'm curious and all of the the reporting.
That you've done and and -- -- seen a lot of witnesses are there any similarities among their stories that your hearing.
Well you hear a lot of them hiding in closets I mean if you can only imagine as they're listening to that to the gunshots ringing out and and you know hit -- and brings back memories of what is happening Colorado just a couple of weeks ago.
Off -- of troop and equipment thank you very much.
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