Gov. Rick Scott has ordered all state and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff across Florida until sunset Friday “in honor and remembrance” of the at least 58 people killed and more than 500 injured in a mass shooting late Sunday at a Las Vegas music festival.
Scott’s order comes after President Donald Trump made a similar proclamation for the nation.
“Ann and I are praying for Las Vegas and all the innocent lives senselessly taken in this tragic attack,” Scott said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to every family impacted by last night’s shooting.”
The tragedy is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history -- surpassing the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando last year, when 49 people were killed.
Scott updated his daily schedule this afternoon to also reflect a call with University of Florida President Ken Fuchs after the university’s Law School announced one of its students had been wounded in the shooting.