Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be lowered to half-staff to honor five troops killed last week in a recent shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn.
"[S]enseless acts of violence were perpetrated against innocent people, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the victims and their families deserve our honor, respect, and remembrance," Dayton said in his proclamation.
President Obama also on Tuesday issued a similar proclamation, ordering that flags at the White House, federal buildings and overseas embassies, be flown at half-staff.
A 24-year-old man last week attacked two military facilities in Tennessee, killing five troops. He was killed by police during a gunfight, and federal investigators are looking into his background to determine a motive.
One of those killed was Marines Sgt. Carson Holmquist, a Wisconsin native.