Governor Walz orders flags to half-staff after Monterey Park shooting

Governor Tim Walz has directed flags at all state buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, January 26, 2023, to honor the lives lost in the shooting in Monterey Park, California on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

In a press statement the governor said “Gun violence has no place in our society. Everyone deserves to be safe and free from violence in schools, community gatherings, workplaces, at home, and everywhere in between,”

Minnesota joins the nation in remembering, mourning, and honoring the lives lost in Monterey Park. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.