Michigan, U.S. Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Virginia Beach Victims
In Michigan, Gov. Whitmer has ordered U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting.
The governor released a statement saying “My heart is with the victims and the residents of Virginia.”
All flags within the state capitol complex and any state building will fly their flags at half-staff.
The state is also encouraging businesses and other organizations to participate as well.
The flags will fly at half-staff until Tuesday evening.
And Virginia Beach Police have released new details about the workplace shooting that claimed the lives of 12 people.
City officials say the suspect quit his engineering job with the city just hours before the shooting.
Investigators are now trying to find what may have spurred the attack.
Police says that the shooter, 40-year-old Dewayne Craddock, emailed his resignation in Friday morning.
The city says the long-time city employee was not fired, nor was he at risk at being fired.
And many close to Carddock say they can’t imagine what could have triggered him.
On Sunday the city of Virginia Beach held services to mourn the lives of the 12 who died in the attack.
Prayers were held for the families who lost loved ones and for those still left in the wake of the attack.
Right now there are still several in area hospitals in critical condition.