Flags Lowered In MI To Honor Victims Of CA Shooting

Lansing, MI - In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, Governor Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff from Monday, January 23 through sunset on Thursday, January 26 to honor and remember the victims of the shooting in Monterey Park, California.

On Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, killing 11 people and injuring 9 others.

The suspect, who was identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, had a limited criminal history. He was found dead on Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a vehicle about 30 miles from the scene, according to police.

The State of Michigan remembers the victims and stands in solidarity with residents of the State of California by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Friday, January 27, 2023. 

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