Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff for victims of San Jose tragedy

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in San Jose, Calif.

The tragedy occurred Wednesday when an employee opened fire at a rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said.

The attacker was identified as 57-year-old Sam Cassidy, according to two law enforcement officials. Investigators offered no immediate word on a possible motive.

The victims, many of them longtime employees of the transit agency, were identified by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office Wednesday night as Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63, and Lars Kepler Lane, 63.

Per the President’s order, flags should be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on May 30.

Gov. Holcomb also asks Hoosier businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff on Sunday.

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