Connecticut flags to be lowered in honor of Pittsburgh synagogue victims
Flags across the state will fly at half-mast early this week in honor of the victims of the the mass shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered at 1 a.m. Sunday that flags be lowered until sunset Wednesday.
Saturday’s shooting killed 11 people and injured six others in what the Anti-Defamation League called likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the country.
“We mourn with Pittsburgh and the Tree of Life community on this dark day,” Malloy said in a statement Saturday. “Today’s senseless attack is yet another tragic reminder that hatred, intolerance, and violence consume the hearts of too many individuals. It is unconscionable that people continue to be targeted for death because of the religion they practice, country of their birth, who they love, or the color of their skin. No one in this great nation should ever fear violence at their place of worship—just as no student should ever fear violence at their school, no employee should fear violence at their place of work, and no concertgoer should fear violence at a public event.”
Malloy then called on Congress to pass stricter gun legislation.