Chapin, SC (WLTX) - The Sikh religion is the 5th largest in the world and with two temples in the Palmetto State many members are shocked by what happened in Wisconsin.
"Everyone could not even talk they were stunned and like how could this happen," said Amarjit Singh.
Singh practices the Sikh religion here in the Midlands and when he heard about the shooting he called his friends and family in Wisconsin.
"All my cousins all my nieces they were just sitting at home watching TV feeling sorry. The in-laws of my niece were planning to go to the temple minutes when the incident happened. "
Singh has lived in the Midlands for about 5 years and says he has not experienced any discrimination because of his religion but he thinks this shooting is an attack on religious freedom.
"It's kind of an attack on that foundation stone that our four fathers in this country where you feel a breath of freedom, where you feel a breath of religious freedom and for me I think its kind of an attack on that religious freedom."
Singh believes this is an act of evil that happened because people are not educated about other religions.
"They might think who is that guy, why does he wear a turban, why does he not cut his beard. I don't grow my beard but I follow this religion. So in that case we should educate people more. "
He says people who follow the Sikh faith are a peaceful people who believe in giving and meditation.
Now he is just hoping that this incident won't happen at any other place of worship.
"We pray to God which there is only one God that in the future this should not be happening in any country this kind of incident."