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Gov. Ducey orders flags at half-staff in honor of Virginia shooting victims

Jun 1, 2019, 9:11 PM | Updated: 9:12 pm
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)...
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered on Saturday that all state office building flags are to be at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday in honor of the mass-shooting victims in Virginia Beach, Va.

City officials said that 11 city employees that included one contractor were amongst the 12 people killed in the shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building on Friday.

Ducey’s order was in coordination with President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Ducey’s office said in a statement.

The Arizona governor expressed sympathy for all those that have been affected by the shooting.

Ducey also thanked the first responders and said that Arizona is praying for Virginia Beach.

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