The NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) has asked all participants and staff to join in President Barack Obamaâ€™s moment of silence remembering the six victims of Saturdayâ€™s shooting in Arizona.
The silence will take place at 11 AM EST. Flags on federal buildings have been lowered to half staff.
â€śOur heartfelt sympathy and support go out to all those impacted by this tragic event,â€ť the stock exchange wrote in a statement.
Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has been accused of shooting and killing six people and injuring more than a dozen others at a â€śCongress on Your Cornerâ€ť event in Tucson, where he had allegedly attempted to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The 40-year old Democrat remains in a medically-induced coma after suffering from a gun shot wound to the head, and doctors have so far expressed optimism regarding her recovery, according to media reports.
Of the six murdered were federal judge John Roll, Gabriel Zimmerman, a 30-year old a member of Giffordsâ€™ staff, and a nine-year old girl, the granddaughter of former Phillies, Mets and Yankees manager Dallas Green.
Loughner was tackled to the ground by bystanders after his gun jammed and has been charged with five criminal counts, including attempted assassination of a member of Congress. He is set to appear in court on Monday and further charges are expected.