Corbett Orders Flags Lowered for Town Hall Shooting Victims

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:49 PM EDT
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Corbett Orders Flags Lowered for Town Hall Shooting Victims

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Gov. Tom Corbett is ordering that Pennsylvania flags be lowered in memory of the victims of a gunman who opened fire at a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Corbett said Thursday that the tragedy, which left three people dead, “strikes at the heart of America's tradition of hometown democracy.”

The governor's order says state flags should be lowered for three days, beginning Sunday, at the Capitol complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Monroe County.

Police said the alleged gunman, 59-year-old Rockne Newell, was angry at Ross Township officials after losing his junk-strewn property last month in a court fight. He had told his father and others he planned to kill township officials and that he had nothing left to lose.

Newell faces charges that include three homicide counts.

 

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