McCrory orders flags lowered after Orlando shootings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered American and state flags on state property to be lowered to half-staff through sunset on Thursday.

McCrory on Sunday ordered the flags lowered in the memory of those killed in the Orlando nightclub shootings.

Police say a gunman opened fire killing at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in American history.

McCrory earlier Sunday called the shooting a tragedy that should never happen in America. He says those killed were “innocent victims of an inexcusable act of violence.”

McCrory says he’s contacted Florida Governor Rick Scott offering any assistance North Carolina can provide.

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