Burgum orders flags at half-staff for shooting victims

November 8, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a sign of respect for the victims of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

The order is in effect until sunset Saturday. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation by President Donald Trump.

Twelve people were killed when a hooded Marine combat veteran opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life. The motive for the attack is not yet known.

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