Mississippi flags to half-staff after Colorado shooting

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has joined President Barack Obama in ordering flags lowered to half-staff following the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

Friday evening, Bryant issued an order directing the U.S. and Mississippi flags on state property to be flown at half-staff through sunset Wednesday.

Bryant says in his executive order that “the prayers of this state are with the victims and the families.”