President Joe Biden late Sunday ordered flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park that left 10 dead and 10 injured Saturday night.
Flags will be at half-staff until Thursday night, according to Biden’s proclamation.
“I hereby declare 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 January 26, 2023,” Biden’s proclamation read in part.
Biden earlier sent his condolences to the victims of the shooting and their families.
There is no word yet if he plans to visit Southern California in the aftermath of the shooting.
Todd Harmonson | Senior Editor
Todd Harmonson is the Orange County Register’s senior editor and one of the lead editors for the Southern California News Group. He is an award-winning journalist who spent much of his career in sports as a reporter and, later, as the Register’s sports editor. Harmonson has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Orange County Press Club for his column writing. Harmonson is the president and chairman of the board of the all-volunteer California Scholastic Press Association, which conducts one of the longest-running high school journalism workshops in the country. He was inducted into Cal State Fullerton’s Communications Wall of Fame in 2017. He and his wife, Michelle, have three adult children.