WASHINGTON – President Trump has ordered flags to fly at half-mast in memory of those killed in Sunday night’s mass killings during a country music concern in Las Vegas.
Governor Cuomo also ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of victims
of the shootings.
A total of 59 are dead and 527 injured when a gunman opened fire.
The shooter, a 64-year-old local man with no prior history, is dead, an apparent suicide
“I’m thinking about all those lost and their loved ones and praying that they find some comfort,” said Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. “I’m also thankful for the bravery and heroism of the first responders and medical workers. But thoughts and prayers won’t keep this from happening again and again. We need all the facts, but common sense tells us we can do more as a community to address mental illness, hatred and gun violence, and we must.”
Congresswoman Nita Lowey said with the carnage that took place, “it could not be more obvious that Congress must pass meaningful legislation, including a ban on assault weapons.” She said lawmakers must also “work together to block any attempt to make it easier for shooters to go undetected. Inaction is unacceptable.”
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein has ordered all county flags lowered to half-staff “in remembrance of those who lost their lives as a result of this senseless act.”