- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for all U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff in Michigan through Saturday to honor the victims of last week’s mass shooting Tennessee.

Snyder says flags should be returned to full-staff on Sunday. The governor’s action mirrors a federal directive.

In a statement, Snyder says: “This senseless act of violence is a tragedy resulting in the loss of five courageous men dedicated to protecting the freedoms of our country.”

Four Marines and one Navy sailor were killed during shootings by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez at two Chattanooga military sites.

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