Gov. David Ige ordered the U.S. flag and the Hawaii state flag be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol, all state offices and agencies, and the Hawaii National Guard in respect for the victims of today’s mass shooting in San Jose, Calif., through this weekend.
Earlier this morning, an employee at a San Jose rail yard opened fire, killing eight people before taking his own life.
“I join our nation in mourning the victims lost in this senseless tragedy,” Ige said in a newsrelease today. “On behalf of the State of Hawaii, I express my deepest condolences to the victims’ families, the Valley Transportation Authority community and the city of San Jose.”
Flags will be set to half-staff immediately and remain lowered through sunset on Sunday.