After the Sunday shooting at a Sutherland Springs church that left 26 dead and more than 20 injured, condolences came from around the country and the world. “May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,” President Donald Trump tweeted. Former President Barack Obama tweeted “We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover.” Celebrities like Josh Groban, Sarah Silverman and more also tweeted their thoughts.
Trump issued a proclamation on Sunday ordering all U.S. flags to be flown half-staff on public grounds, military posts and naval vessels across the country, as well as at embassies and other facilities abroad, until sunset Thursday. Some state governors followed suit with their own orders.
Flags will be flown at half-staff thru Nov. 9, to honor those who were killed or wounded in the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX. pic.twitter.com/N5GK1DCoWF— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) November 6, 2017
In honor of the victims of the Sutherland Springs church shooting, I order flags in Oregon lowered to half-staff 🇺🇸— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) November 6, 2017
Elsewhere in the U.S., some of the cities who understand the grief of a mass shooting firsthand sent their support, including the mayors of Las Vegas and Orlando.
With our greatest sorrow and compassion. Las Vegas stands with you with our hearts broken and ready to help in anyway we can. #SutherlandSprings— Carolyn G. Goodman (@mayoroflasvegas) November 5, 2017
Heartbreaking news out of Texas. Our community grieves with Sutherland Springs and sends our support.— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) November 5, 2017
The leaders of other Texas cities sent messages of solidarity, too.
Dallas joins the entire country in grieving and praying for Sutherland Springs tonight. For the victims and their... https://t.co/sIFAq5k6k4— Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) November 6, 2017
The tragedy in Sutherland Springs also echoed across the world, with foreign leaders and governments offering their thoughts.
Canadians send their condolences to those affected by today's tragic church shooting in Texas - we wish a full recovery to the injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 5, 2017
PM: Tragic loss of life in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected by this terrible shooting.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) November 5, 2017
De vlag op het Haagse stadhuis hangt halfstok als teken van medeleven met de slachtoffers en nabestaanden van de schietpartij in Texas, VS. pic.twitter.com/Ij7RkE79oR— Newsroom Den Haag (@Newsroom070) November 6, 2017
Nuestra solidaridad y sentida condolencia a familias de víctimas fallecidas y heridas de tiroteo en iglesia Bautista, en Texas, EEUU.— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) November 5, 2017
Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, also posted a message about the church shooting on Facebook.
Follow complete coverage of the Sutherland Springs church shooting and its aftermath at statesman.com.
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