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West Virginia gov orders flags lowered to honor Oregon community college shooting victims


CHARLESTON, West Virginia — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all flags at all state facilities lowered in honor of the victims of a community college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.

On Saturday, Tomblin ordered the lowering of U.S. and state flags until sunset on Tuesday.

A gunman fatally shot eight students and a teacher on Thursday at Umpqua Community College before committing suicide as police arrived.

Tomblin called it a "senseless act of violence" and says the loss of the victims "touches us all."

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