Here’s why the flag flutters on half staff in Illinois, USA


Flags on public buildings across the United States fly at half-staff this week after a mass shooting at a Lunar New Year celebration outside Los Angeles.

Flags will fly at half-mast Thursday through sunset following a shooting at a Monterey Park dance studio that killed 11 people and injured at least nine over the weekend, according to a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.

“Much is still unknown about the motives for this senseless attack, but I do know that many families are either grieving tonight or praying for their loved ones to recover from their wounds,” Biden said. increase.

Authorities have identified the suspect in the shooting as a 72-year-old man. The man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a van that law enforcement identified as being linked to the shooting.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker offered prayers and support to victims of violence in California.

In Chicago, police are “enhancing security” at Lunar New Year events as a precautionary measure following the shooting in California.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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