The City of West Hollywood is flying its flags at half-staff in honor of the victims in the San Jose mass shooting on May 26, 2021. A Proclamation by the President of the United States orders flags to fly at half-staff from May 26, 2021, until sunset on May 30, 2021.
A gunman killed nine people at a California rail yard. He fired 39 shots and appeared to target some of the victims, a sheriff told The Associated Press on Thursday.
According to reports, the shooter arrived at the light rail facility for the Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose around 6 a.m. Wednesday with a duffel bag carrying two semi-automatic handguns and 11 high-capacity magazines.
The attacker has been identified as 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy. He killed himself as deputies closed in on the facility in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The Proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy in San Jose shooting in California reads as follows:
“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 30, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.”