RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin made the official order to lower the United States flags and the state of Virginia flags to half-staff.
The order was made on the evening of Monday, Nov. 14, and is in respect and memory of the victims, the families and the community affected by the deadly shooting at the University of Virginia on Sunday night.
Three UVA football players, D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler, were killed in a shooting that took place on a charter bus on the university’s campus around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Two additional people were sent to the hospital with injuries from the shooting, one was identified by family as Michael Hollins, Jr.
The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was taken into custody around 11 a.m. Monday in Henrico County after a 12-hour manhunt.
The flags were ordered to be lowered at sunrise on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and were originally ordered to remain at half-staff until sunset on the very same day. At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, however, Youngkin declared an extension to the order. The flags will now remain at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, Nov. 17.
U.S. and Virginia flags in local, state and federal buildings, and on the grounds, shall be adjusted in accordance with the order.