Flags at Half Staff for Virginia Victims

Written by on June 3, 2019

Wyoming is honoring the victims of Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset on Tuesday, June 4th, honoring the victims of the tragedy in Virginia.

Twelve people were killed during the mass shooting at the Virginia Beach city public works building on Friday, May 31st. A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building, killing five women and seven men before police fatally shot him, according to authorities. Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera says six other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life.

Police say the shooter, 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock, was carrying handguns, high-capacity magazines and a silencer device. According to investigators, Craddock had legally purchased all of the weapons used in the shooting.

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