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Gov. Snyder Orders Flags Lowered In Honor of Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Flags at half-staff
Rick Pluta

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) ordered flags around Lansing lowered tomorrow after the shooting that killed at least 58 in Las Vegas. 

The Senate has observed a moment of silence to honor victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "this is a moment of national mourning."

The Senate's tribute followed a moment of silence at the White House, where President Donald Trump paused on the South Lawn as a bell tolled three times.

At least 58 people were killed and hundreds others wounded in the shooting.

A bell tolled three times as a solemn President Donald Trump paused on the White House South Lawn for a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987. His journalism background includes stints with UPI, The Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal, The (Pontiac, MI) Oakland Press, and WJR. He is also a lifelong public radio listener.
Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
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