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Gov. Malloy orders flags lowered after Oregon shooting

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A police officer stands guard outside the apartment building where the alleged gunman Chris Harper Mercer lived in Roseburg, Oregon on Friday. The 26-year-old gunman behind America's latest mass shooting hoarded an arsenal of weapons, authorities said, describing him as a loner with a gripe against religion. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of the nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college campus.

Malloy said all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama to lower flags.

Malloy said the lowering of flags in honor of the victims at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon will coincide with Sunday’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Flags would normally be lowered on that date.

Those killed ranged from teens starting college for the first time to adults seeking a second career.

The worst mass shooting in Oregon history also injured several others. The gunman died following a shootout with police.