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Gov. DeWine orders all flags be flown at half-staff to remember Highland Park parade victims

Until July 9
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Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 14:58:15-04

CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that all United States and state of Ohio flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout the state until sunset on July 9, 2022.

In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state until sunset on July 9, 2022.

The flags are lowered in remembrance of the 6 people killed and the more than 30 people wounded at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

Authorities said the gunman shot more than 70 rounds into the crowd at random on Monday.

Children are among the wounded, but no child has died, authorities said.

Investigators believe the 21-year-old alleged shooter spent weeks pre-planning the attack.

RELATED: More than 70 shots fired during Highland Park parade shooting

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