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Following El Paso, Dayton shootings Buffalo lowers flags to half staff

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 16:23:38-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In response to the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown expressed his sympathy and offered his condolences Sunday.

Brown urged residents to join him in urging Washington to pass the legislation needed to prevent these tragedies in the future.

My deepest condolences to El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and the people of these great cities who are dealing with horrific shootings that robbed many innocent people of their lives and injured numerous others. I have met both of these mayors who are strong and passionate advocates for their communities. Mayors across the country know the need for sensible gun control is long overdue. I urge residents to join me in urging Washington to pass needed legislation that would prevent tragedies like these and save lives. The dome atop City Hall will be lit white and we are lowering flags at Niagara Square, police and fire stations citywide in honor of the lives lost to senseless violence in these cities.
Mayor Byron Brown

The flags in Niagara Square, police and fire stations citywide have been lowered to half staff, the dome atop City Hall will be lit white.