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Malloy Orders Conn. Flags Lowered After Shooting

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File photo of an American flag at half mast.  (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

File photo of an American flag at half mast. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is directing all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered in honor of the Washington Navy Yard shooting victims.

The governor made the announcement in response to a proclamation issued Monday evening by President Barack Obama. Malloy said the flags are to fly at half-staff until sunset on Sept. 20.

Thirteen people, including a gunman, were killed during a mass shooting at the military installation Monday morning. The FBI has identified the gunman as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist.

Malloy said he and the residents of Connecticut “offer our deepest condolences,” calling the shootings a “senseless tragedy.”

On Dec. 14, a 20-year-old lone gunman shot and killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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