DeWine orders US, Ohio flags lowered to honor victims of Monterey Park, California shooting

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all United States and State of Ohio flags be flown at half-staff to honor and remember those killed in a shooting in Monterey Park, California Saturday.

Ten people were killed and at least 10 others were injured when a gunman opened fire after a Lunar New Year celebration, authorities said.

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Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said 10 people were reported dead at the scene by the Monterey Fire Department and at least 10 other people were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions were “anywhere from stable to critical,” he added.

Authorities identified the gunman as Huu Can Tran, 72, who was later found dead in a white van. A motive has not yet been determined.

DeWine’s announcement Wednesday comes in accordance with orders issued by President Joe Biden. Flags are to be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout Ohio until sunset on January 26, 2023.

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