ATL Mayor Kasim Reed orders flags at half-staff in Vegas solidarity


ATL Mayor Kasim Reed orders flags at half-staff in Vegas solidarity

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An American flag outside University Medical Center flies at half staff hours after a gunman at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino rained a rapid-fire barrage of gunfire early Monday on attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/The New York Times)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday ordered flags on city property to be flown at half-staff in respect for the shooting victims in Las Vegas.

“We are holding all of the victims, their families and loved ones in our hearts today – hearts that are heavy with sorrow for this unspeakable loss of life, the suffering of those injured and the fear and confusion felt by all,” Reed said in a statement.

Candidates to succeed Reed as mayor of Atlanta as responded to the event.

“My heart aches & I am resolved to continue to promote civility in our society. My prayers go out to the families of the victims. #LasVegas,” former Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves posted on Twitter.

Said Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood: “Our hearts go out to the people of Las Vegas as they respond to what is an almost unimaginable tragedy.”

“We grieve for the victims and the families impacted by this horrific mass shooting. Our prayers are with the people of #LasVegas,” wrote Peter Aman, former city of Atlanta COO.

Former Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard posted: “Waking up to unspeakable tragedy in Las Vegas this am. My heart goes out to those murdered, their families and the community there.”

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