Governor Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Shooting Victims

Digital Reporter- Jeff Bohen

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered Flags to Half-Staff in honor of this weekends shooting victims in El Paso, Texas and Dayton Ohio, on Monday.

The commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff, as per the directive until Thursday at sunset.

“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton, and the two young women shot in Philadelphia over the weekend. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling. We cannot accept this violence as normal. We must act,” Wolf said in a statement released on yesterday.

The United States flag has already been ordered to half-staff during this time.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.