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Ivey orders flags at half-staff for Texas, Ohio shooting victims

Alabama flags flown at half-staff.
Alabama flags flown at half-staff.(WSFA 12 News File Photo)
Updated: Aug. 4, 2019 at 6:09 PM EDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered Alabama’s flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims in the weekend’s two mass shootings that have shaken the country.

In a tweet, Ivey said President Donald Trump has requested flags be lowered for the victims in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

“Let us remember the lives lost in these senseless acts of violence. Alabama stands with our friends in Texas and Ohio,” Ivey said.

Ivey says the flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Aug. 8.

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