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Cuomo orders flags at half-staff; talks about additional security measures

Oct 3, 2017
Originally published on October 2, 2017 12:47 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. 

The Democrat says the directive is in effect from Tuesday through sunset Friday in conjunction with a federal proclamation. 

Cuomo called the Nevada killings ``yet another senseless and horrific mass shooting'' and a ``heinous and vile act of gun violence.'' 

The governor said he has directed additional security measures around New York state as a precaution, but didn't release details. 

Police in Las Vegas say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire Sunday night on the crowd at a country music concert from a hotel room, killing 58 and wounding more than 500.

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