On Tuesday, Governor Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset, Saturday, May 28 in honor of the victims of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.

“Our prayers are with the parents, families, students and staff of Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX at this unimaginable time,” said Governor Ducey. “Today’s events are heartbreaking and soul-wrenching. We are thankful for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, law enforcement and community members who responded so quickly. In honor and remembrance of the victims, flags at all State of Arizona buildings will be lowered to half-staff until sunset, Saturday, May 28.”

The 18-year-old suspect, Salvador Ramos, shot and killed 19 elementary age students and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Ramos, a Uvalde High School student, is also dead.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Ramos “shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly.”

Ramos allegedly shot and killed his grandmother before entering the school.

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