PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the Thousand Oaks shooting.
Flags at all state buildings will remain lowered until sunset on Nov. 10.
"Our hearts are with the victims, their families and all those affected in the Thousand Oaks community," Ducey said in a statement.
On Wednesday night, 12 were killed in during college night at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, CA. people Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire on the crowd before apparently taking his own life.
Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was among those killed.
The killer was identified as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old veteran who authorities said had an episode of erratic behavior last spring that was thought to be post-traumatic stress disorder because of his military background.
This was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. since 17 students and teachers were killed at a Parkland, Florida, high school nine months ago.
It also came less than two weeks after a gunman massacred 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. That, in turn, closely followed the series of pipe bombs mailed to critics of President Donald Trump.
In honor and remembrance of the victims in the Thousand Oaks shooting, flags at all state buildings have been lowered to half-staff until sunset on Nov. 10. Our hearts are with the victims, their families and all those affected in the Thousand Oaks community.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) November 8, 2018