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All U.S. Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of San Jose Shooting

President Biden has ordered all U.S. flags to half-staff from May 26, 2021, until sunset May 30, 2021, to honor the victims of today’s tragedy in San Jose.

Read President Biden’s proclamation: A Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in San Jose, California

San Jose VTA Shooting

A mass shooting in San Jose left nine people dead Wednesday morning. Reports of a shooting at a VTA union meeting first came in shortly after 6:30 a.m.  The shooting occurred inside a building at the rail yard.

Among the deceased was the shooter, a 57-year-old VTA technician who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Learn more now: Nine Dead in San Jose VTA Shooting

*As a reminder, when the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff or half-mast, it should first be raised to the top for an instant, then immediately lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. Prior to lowering the flag, it should be raised once more to the peak, then lowered.

The Auburn Examiner does not name mass shooters unless there is an immediate threat to public safety.

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