Nebraska flags fly at half-staff for victims of July Fourth parade shooting

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Flags across the state will be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in Chicago.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts made the announcement in accordance with a proclamation from the White House.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until Saturday, according to a press release.

Six were killed in the shooting at the parade in Highland Park, Illinois, and more than 30 people were injured.

Police say that the gunman fired more than 70 rounds with an AR-15-style gun into the crowd.

See also: Police: Gunman fired more than 70 rounds at July 4 parade in Chicago

Hours after officials named Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, 21, as a suspect in the shooting, he was taken into custody.

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