Flags lowered to half-staff in Connecticut following California shooting

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Fall leaves blaze red near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has directed all flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of a mass shooting in California on Wednesday night.

Malloy made the announcement on Thursday in accordance with a presidential proclamation.

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Police said 12 people were killed and at least 10 others were hurt when 28-year-old Ian David Long opened fired inside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.

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