LDS Church releases statement on Florida shooting


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement on the shooting that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.

“With the rest of the nation, we mourn the tragic loss of life and serious injuries that occurred in Orlando this morning. We pray for the families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless shooting and pray they will be comforted and cared for as they seek to heal. Our prayers and support are also with community leaders and law enforcement officials as they continue to investigate this shocking crime.”

In conjunction with President Barack Obama, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America to to half-staff Monday as a mark of respect for the victims.

BYU has also lowered the ASB flag of the United States of America to half-staff, where it will remain until sunset Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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