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The President orders flags to half-staff in response to the mass shooting in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (Fort Wayne's NBC) - In response to the deadly mass shooting in Indianapolis, President Joe Biden orders the United States flag to be flown at half-staff.

An investigation continues after Indianapolis police say at least eight people are dead after a shooting at a FedEx facility. The shooter is dead as well.

READ MORE: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police say

It's the nation's deadliest shooting since ten people were killed at a Colorado grocery store last month.

On Friday, President Biden said in part, "as a mark f respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2021."

Vice President Kamala Harris also made a statement regarding the recent tragedy.

She said in part, “yet again we have families in America that are grieving the loss of their family members because of gun violence. There is no question this violence must end."

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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