DeWine orders flags in Ohio to half-staff, honoring Colorado shooting victims

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DeWine said the flags should be lowered at all public buildings and grounds

An American flag being flown at half staff.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Governor Mike DeWine ordered all flags of the United States and the State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday.

It’s in remembrance of the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket on Monday.

DeWine said the flags should be lowered at all public buildings and grounds through sunset on March 27.

The victims in the attack at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder range in age from 20 to 65.

The Boulder Police Department said a suspect has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder in the mass shooting. Investigators don’t know yet why the suspect opened fire.

It was the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since a 2019 assault on a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people in a rampage that police said targeted Mexicans.

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