Gov. DeWine orders flags to be flown at half-staff to remember and honor Dayton victims

File photo - Flag flies at half-staff at the Ohio Statehouse (WBNS-10TV)

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all flags in the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the shooting victims in Dayton.

Nine people were killed and 27 were hurt Sunday morning in a shooting on East 5th Street in the Oregon District of Dayton.

The suspect was also killed.

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Governor DeWine issued the following statement:

"Fran and I are absolutely heartbroken over the horrible attack that occurred this morning in Dayton. We join those across Ohio and this country in offering our prayers to victims and their families. I have spoken with Mayor Nan Whaley and offered any assistance on behalf of the state. I have been briefed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered assistance to local law enforcement as they investigate this heinous act. I commend Dayton Police and other first responders for their bravery and quick response to save lives and bring an end to this tragedy.

President Donald Trump is also ordering flags at half-staff in remembrance of the victims of two shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Texas.


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