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(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all state government buildings until the end of the month in a show of respect for the Lafayete theater shooting victims.

Alleged gunman John Russell Houser killed two women and injured nine other moviegoers before killing himself on Thursday night.

The governor, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, has suspended his campaign temporarily and says this is not the time to talk about gun control.

In a press release on Saturday, the governor issued an Executive Order instructing law enforcement to enforce the law and maintain peace during the funeral services of the two victims.

The order comes after reports emerged that groups intended to protest the funerals of the two victims.

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