2009-11-12 / Local & State

Pa. Flags Fly At Half-Staff For Fort Hood Victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell has ordered that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff at all state government facilities as a tribute to the victims of the shootings at Fort Hood.

Rendell said Friday that the flags will remain lowered until Wednesday, which is Veterans Day.

The governor said Pennsylvanians’ thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Thursday’s shootings in Texas, which claimed 13 lives and left 30 other people wounded.

The suspect, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was wounded by police and was in a coma Friday.

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