Associated PressOct 2, 2017, 8:17 pmOct 3, 2017, 9:12 am

Cuomo orders NY state flags to half-staff for Vegas shooting

Governor calls Nevada killings "yet another senseless and horrific mass shooting" and a "heinous and vile act of gun violence"

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Democrat says the directive is in effect from Tuesday through sunset Friday in conjunction with a federal proclamation.

Cuomo called the Nevada killings "yet another senseless and horrific mass shooting" and a "heinous and vile act of gun violence."

The governor said he has directed additional security measures around New York state as a precaution, but didn't release details.

Police in Las Vegas say 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire Sunday night on the crowd at a country music concert from a hotel room, killing 58 and wounding more than 500.

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