Gov. Snyder calls for flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of Las Vegas tragedy


LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder called for the Michigan and U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of the victims on the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday.

"Michigan joins the rest of the nation as we mourn the dozens of lives lost in Las Vegas," Snyder said. "Sue and I send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of lost loved ones as well as the Las Vegas community as they deal with the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. I also ask that we come together as Michiganders to pray for the hundreds of people injured and those who are fighting for their lives."

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President Donald Trump held a news conferences in the wake of the attack, calling the shooting "an act of pure evil." Trump called for American flags to be flown at half-staff.

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