On Saturday, eight people died and seven were wounded when a gunman man opened fire at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, which is north of Dallas.
The shooter died after a confrontation with police at the Allen Premium Outlets.
Police found an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun at the scene of the shooting after the gunman was killed.
In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont announced on Sunday that in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden directing flags to be lowered across the country as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shooting Texas, that he was directing US and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
“I am sickened and heartbroken by another mass casualty shooting of innocent people at the hands of someone with an AR-15-style assault weapon,” Governor Lamont said in a statement on Sunday.
“Our elected leaders in Congress have become too complacent and comfortable with doing nothing to protect Americans from this epidemic of gun violence,” Lamont added. “The overwhelming majority of Americans support meaningful reforms on gun violence prevention, and it is far past time that Congress acts.”