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Hawaii flags to fly at half-staff for shootings

A tactical team gathers after a gunman opens fire on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, WI, on Aug. 5. (Source: EPA) A tactical team gathers after a gunman opens fire on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, WI, on Aug. 5. (Source: EPA)

HONOLULU (AP) - The governor has ordered all national and Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies to be flown at half-staff to mark respect for the fatal shootings at a Wisconsin Sikh temple.
    
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says the order is at the direction of President Barack Obama. The flags will fly at half-staff from Monday until sunset on Aug. 10. Hawaii National Guard flags are also to fly at half-staff.
    
On Sunday, a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., killing six people and critically injuring three others. The gunman was shot to death by police. Authorities are calling the massacre an act of domestic terrorism against the Sikhs.

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