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    Default Congress woman Reportedly Shot Point Blank in Head at Meeting with Constituents

    I hope these were not 2nd amendment remedies...

    I guess at least 5 people were wounded.


    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona
    by NPR Staff, National Public Radio
    January 8, 2011

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

    Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting her first "Congress on Your Corner" event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

    At least five other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

    Giffords was talking to a couple when the man ran up firing indiscriminately, and then ran off, Michaels said. According to other witnesses, the was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody.

    More details to come. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
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    prayers up for the Congressperson and all those injured, hope they string up the perp
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    prayers up for the Congressperson and all those injured, hope they string up the perp


    The suspect ran off and was tackled by a bystander. He was taken into custody. Witnesses described him as in his late teens or early 20s.

    Hope he fries.
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    That's terrible.
    I hope everyone survives and can put their lives back together.
    Prayers also sent for all involved.
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    Dave, no such luck...


    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office confirms. The 40-year-old Democrat was outside a Tucson grocery store when a gunman ran up and began firing indiscriminately. The suspect was taken into police custody.

    Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting her first "Congress on Your Corner" event at the store in northwest Tucson, NPR reported.
    Giffords, 40, a Democrat, is married to U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly. She took office in January 2007, emphasizing issues such as immigration reform, embryonic stem-cell research, alternative energy sources and a higher minimum wage.
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    wow. what a sad, sad day.

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    The story is that 12-15 total casualties.

    The Congresswoman is confirmed dead.

    The news is a little sketchy on whether there are 5 or 6 other deaths.

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    The story is that 12-15 total casualties.

    The Congresswoman is confirmed dead.

    The news is a little sketchy on whether there are 5 or 6 other deaths.

    Eric
    I just heard a hospital spokeswoman state that she is still alive but in surgery, would not comment about her condition.

    Lots of conflicting reports. Time to go train my dogs and not think about this crap for awhile.

    Now hearing that there was a federal judged there that was shot and killed. More unconfirmed reports.
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    As of now....19 casualties including 5 dead. Congresswoman is still reported alive and in surgery.

    Yep....in the rush to be first, the stations are just sort of taking random statements and stirring them up.

    Eric
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    I went to high school with Congress woman Gabby. She was very fortunate to be so close to the University of Arizona Medical Center. I hope she survives and recovers 100%.

    To her shooter I wish that he gets to use the Arizona Death Penalty.
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