UNION CITY, Calif. – Whereas the investigation into the deadly VTA shooting continues, we’re gaining new perception into these focused within the assault. Relations of a kind of killed aren’t shocked to listen to that Taptejdeep Singh died attempting to assist others.
KTVU spoke with Taptejdeep Singh’s brother on Thursday, he stated a part of his brother’s Sikh tradition and religion was to assist others, one thing he did his entire life as much as and together with yesterday as he warned others to get away earlier than the gunman focused and shot him.
Taptejdeep Singh’s household gathered in Union Metropolis, supporting his spouse, three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter simply sooner or later after he was focused within the VTA mass taking pictures.
“Our entire household, there is a large gap. Like I stated, he is the spine of this household,” stated Karman Singh, Taptejdeep Singh’s brother.
Karman Singh stated it is exhausting to overstate how devastating this loss is. “He handled me not simply as his youthful brother, but additionally his son. I by no means needed to fear about something. He was my spine, he was my go-to individual for all the things,” stated Singh.
Karman Singh stated that intuition to assist, to guard others, was a central a part of his brother’s character. “Now we have a giant consideration in the direction of a phrase we name sewa, which is selfless service to others,” stated Singh. “It isn’t binded towards your loved ones, your shade towards any faith, in the direction of any neighborhood. It is to anyone who’s in want.”
Witnesses report that Singh rushed to guard his associates and coworkers, getting some into the protection of places of work and warning others who would in any other case have come into the ability to remain away.
Karman Singh stated his coronary heart breaks] realizing that his brother might have made it to security, but selected to remain and assist others. “There was a consolation there, however there was additionally a rage. ‘Why was his first intuition to inform others to get away? To get to security, to assist others?’ Why did not he simply escape himself? I might have had my brother proper now,” stated Singh. “However, on the identical time, because of him, he saved a few individuals.”
Now he says he’ll preserve his brothers spirit alive in his niece and nephew. Singh’s household stated at the same time as they endure the unimaginable, their ideas are with these experiencing the identical loss.
“My coronary heart goes out to these different eight households as effectively,” stated Karman Singh. “I can completely relate to what they really feel as a result of I really feel the identical means.”
The Singh household says they’re receiving the assist of household and associates and the neighborhood and that’s serving to them to endure this private loss and tragedy.