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Flags ordered at half staff to honor victims of San Jose shooting

U.S. flags across the nation have been ordered to fly at half staff in the wake of a mass shooting that killed multiple people.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — U.S. flags across the nation have been ordered to fly at half staff in the wake of a mass shooting that killed multiple people.

On Wednesday, May 26, an employee opened fire at a California rail yard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight people before ending his own life. This happened at a transit control center that stores trains and has a maintenance yard.

President Joe Biden issued the flag order on Wednesday. Flags are to remain at half staff until sunset on Sunday, May 30.  

This order is "as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021 in San Jose, California," read the proclamation. 

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