Saturday, January 8, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Grocery Store Event

ABC News

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at point-blank range today outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store where she was holding a campaign event, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Giffords was among as many as 12 people reportedly wounded in the shooting, and according to Congressional sources, several people on the Democrat's staff were among the wounded.

She was taken to University Medical Center, where a hospital spokesman confirmed she was alive. But the extent and seriousness of her injuries were not being released.

A law enforcement source told ABC affiliate KGUN-TV in Tucson that the shooter was in custody.

Giffords, a Democrat, was holding a "Congress on Your Corner" event today at a Safeway supermarket in northwest Tucson.

Update: 18 injuries, 6 fatalities. The suspect is reported as an individual who is 21 years old and currently in custody. Giffords is described as "gravely injured".

Update: Giffords is finished with surgery and is in intensive care. One child is dead.

CBS News reported suspect as Jared Laughner, 22, name is now changed to Jared Lee Loughner, 22.  Loughner with an "o" has quite the fanciful profile set up.


This is labeled as an intro video for his YouTube channel. Notice the point were he refers to the geographical region he's residing in as "District 8". How many 22 year old's refer to the place they live in as "District 8" instead of "Arizona" or "Tucson"?

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