Gov. Pat McCrory ordered Sunday that all North Carolina flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff Monday to honor the military members killed in the Chattanooga shooting.
Four United States Marines and a United States Navy petty officer died after Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fired Thursday on two military sites in Chattanooga, Tenn. The shooting is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism.
“We are eternally grateful for the risks and sacrifices the men and women of our military bear each time they put on the uniform, regardless of where they serve,” McCrory said in a statement Sunday.
“All of North Carolina is heartbroken over the tragedy in Chattanooga. We are praying for the victims and their families, as well as for the safety of every American soldier, marine, airman, sailor and those serving in the Coast Guard, here in North Carolina and throughout the world.”