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Gov. Edwards expected to order flags flown at half-staff

Flags at the Louisiana State Police headquarters at half-staff. (Source: WAFB) Flags at the Louisiana State Police headquarters at half-staff. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The mass shooting in Orlando is on the mind of many across the US, including people living in Louisiana.

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to sign an executive order Monday for all flags to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

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Edwards released a statement Sunday calling for unity against these acts of terror that threaten our people and our way of life.

Officials report 50 people were killed and 53 were injured when Omar Mateen opened fire with an AR-15 rifle at a nightclub early Sunday.

He was killed in a shootout with police.

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