Gov. Ducey orders state flags lowered to half-staff

Gov. Ducey orders state flags lowered to half-staff

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.

[RELATED: At least 12 killed in shooting at California bar; gunman also dead]

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.

[RELATED: 'He died a hero': Sheriff's sergeant killed in California bar shooting]

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.

[RELATED: Some inside California bar survived Las Vegas mass shooting, report says]

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.


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It's getting to the point where they should just leave the flags lowered and raise them on days when we DON'T have mass shootings...

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