At the request of President Donald Trump, today, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered flags to be lowered to at half-staff following one of the deadliest shootings in modern American history at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 26 dead on Sunday.
The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Thursday.
On Sunday, Devin P. Kelley, 26, arrived at First Baptist Church dressed in black, wearing a tactical vest and carrying an AR-15-style assault rifle and opened fire in and outside the church.
In all, Kelley killed 26 people and injured 20 more. As he was exiting the church, a neighbor opened fire on him, causing him to drop his weapon and flee in his vehicle. The neighbor and another bystander followed him in a truck until Kelley drove off the road, mortally wounded.
Victims of Kelley ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.
The shooting was the fifth deadliest in American history and the deadliest in Texas' history.