Trump orders flags at half-staff in response to shootings in Dayton, El Paso

President Donald J. Trump (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is ordering flags at half-staff in remembrance of the victims of two mass shootings in less than a day that killed at least 29 people and injured dozens more.

A proclamation released by the White House on Sunday says the nation shares "in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks."

The first attack Saturday at a shopping area in El Paso, Texas, killed at least 20 people. That was followed by another shooting in a nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, which claimed nine lives.

He has reacted to the attacks on Twitter.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all flags in the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the shooting victims in Dayton.


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