Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot, 4 others shot dead

Attack was at a Tucson grocery store, according to CNN.  12 people in total shot.


Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the Safeway grocery store when the shooting occurred, according to a schedule posted on her website.

The Tucson Citizen newspaper reported that Giffords was shot in the head.

My God.  

4 dead at the scene.  A federal judge among those shot.  The federal judge has died, according to MSNBC.  The judge was Federal Judge John M Roll. 

Apparently, only one gunman involved.  He is alive and in custody.  The only description is that he is in his 20's.  

6 dead now, 12 others wounded.  

Congresswoman was shot point blank in the head.  She was rushed to surgery.  Latest, from MSNBC, she is expected to survive.  

A press conference is underway (3:52 p.m.)

Gunman is identified as Jared Laughner.  He is believed to be a U.S. citizen, born in Arizona.  (3:58) 

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