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California's newly elected governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff

California’s newly elected governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in the wake of last night’s deadly shooting at Borderline & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

In his statement, Newsom, who won the California governor’s race Tuesday, said more must to be done to “address the root causes of these devastating acts at every level of government.”

Here is his statement:

“Jennifer and I extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. (Ron) Helus, and to the friends and families of the many who lost their lives in yet another horrific act of gun violence. We join the Thousand Oaks community in its grief and, together with all Californians, recognize the bravery and heroism of our nation’s peace officers and first responders.
This atrocious act and the many mass shootings that came before are beyond heartbreaking — they are societal failures. Simply saying ‘enough is enough’ isn’t enough. We must address the root causes of these devastating acts at every level of government.”