SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for a statewide moment of silence on Friday to honor the victims of last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The moment of silence will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The governor is asking Californians to participate at the request of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to Brown’s office.

Malloy made the request of all U.S. governors on Tuesday in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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