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Pence directs flags lowered for shooting victims

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Flags at state buildings across Indiana are being lowered to half-staff to honor victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

The governor's office says Gov. Mike Pence's order calls for flags to remain lowered until sunset on Friday. Pence also is asking for businesses and residents across the state do to the same.

President Barack Obama has issued a similar order for federal facilities.

Authorities say a former Navy reservist killed 12 people in Monday's shooting rampage before he was killed in a gun battle with police.

Earlier Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other military officials laid a wreath in honor of those killed at the Washington Navy Yard at the Navy Memorial.

Hagel laid the wreath at the memorial along Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday. It came just 24 hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard, killing 12 people. Hagel did not offer any comments at the memorial.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey joined Hagel for the wreath laying, along with Washington Mayor Vincent Gray.

The wreath was placed next to "The Lone Sailor" statue, which represents "all people who have ever served, are serving now, or are yet to serve in the United States Navy." A service member played "Taps," and military officials saluted.

All victims have now been identified:

Arthur Daniels, 51, of Southeast Washington
Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston
Gerald L. Read, 58, of Alexandria
Martin Bodrog, 54, of Annandale
Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, of Westminster

Authorities had confirmed the identities of these eight victims earlier:

Michael Arnold, 59, of Lorton
Sylvia Frasier, 53, of Waldorf
Kathy Gaarde, 62, of Woodbridge
John Roger Johnson, 73, of Derwood
Frank Kohler, 50, of Tall Timbers
Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46, of Waldorf
Vishnu Schalchendia Pandit, 61, of North Potomac

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