Flags lowered at state buildings to honor Texas shooting victims
Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public buildings to be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday, Nov. 9, in honor of the victims of the Southerland Springs, Texas, church shooting.
"Yesterday, we were forced to bear witness to yet another mass shooting — this time at a church in Texas," Brown said in a press release. "Just last month was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, and in between, hundreds more lost their lives to gun violence. Places of worship, schools, movie theaters, and concerts should be safe havens, not the scenes of senseless violence. My thoughts and prayers are with Texas, but I will also continue to work towards meaningful actions here in Oregon to help fight this national crisis."
At least 26 people were killed Sunday, Nov. 5, when a gunman walked into the small church east of San Antonio and began firing.