Christie orders NJ flags lowered after shootings

FILE - In this March 29, 2012 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 23, 2012 6:17:47 PM PDT
Gov. Chris Christie has ordered that flags on public buildings around New Jersey be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday in honor of those killed in the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater.

Twelve people were killed and about 60 were wounded when a gunman opened fire early Friday in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a showing of the new Batman movie.

Christie's order follows one by President Barack Obama that flags be flown at half-staff on federal buildings.


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