Flags at Half-Staff Again–This Time Honoring Victims of Gun Violence in Indianapolis

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Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetuated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the flags in the city of West Hollywood will be flown at half-mast starting today Friday, April 16, 2021, until Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

The 19-year-old gunman killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center. According to reports, he  was a former employee who was placed under psychiatric detention last year after his mother reported concerns he might commit “suicide by cop,” police and FBI said. Victims include four members of the Sikh religious community – three women and a man – were among the dead in Thursday night’s gun rampage. The gunman has been identified as Brandon Hole, a former employee at the facility.

A Proclamation by the White House honoring the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana reads as follows:

April 16, 2021

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana, 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, April 20, 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 sixteenth day of April, 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.

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