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1 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:10:06am

Public Democrat event with banners and someone walks in and shoots the Dem rep in the head. Gee... I wonder who did it...

2 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:10:10am

I hate to think it, but a part of me immediately thought "right wing extremists" when I read the story, especially since she's a democrat lawmaker.

If that turns out to actually be true, I wonder how the GOP apologists will try to spin this.

In any event thoughts and prayers to her and her family.

3 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:18:15am

Information is slow to come out, but there was apparently at least 10 other people shot as well...

Horrible.

4 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:24:54am

[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

Fox says shooter in custody and 3 of the others shot were her staffers.

5 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:26:11am

CNN says she died.

6 BishopX  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:30:28am

NPR is saying Giffords and at least 6 others are dead. Gunman was tackled by a bystander, and was apparently a young male.

NPR source

7 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:31:04am

msnbc says six others killed as well:

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and six others have died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, Pima County sheriff's office in Arizona confirmed to National Public Radio.

8 BishopX  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:34:55am

A witness is claiming one of the people shot was a 10 year old boy.

9 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:41:05am

That article says it took 20 minutes for police and 50 fucking minutes for EMS to arrive. In fucking Tucson?! WTF?

10 BishopX  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:43:57am

Yeah, MSNBC is now saying that she is alive and in surgery. There's more in the overnight open thread.

11 Bob Dillon  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:57:29am

TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and six others were killed on Saturday when a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona, officials said.
A spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Office said Giffords and six others were killed when a gunman opened fire at the scene, where Giffords was hosting her first "Congress on your corner" event of the year. Others were said to be injured.

"My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now," Giffords tweeted just before the shooting. "Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind or tweet me later."
Giffords, who is considered a member of the Blue Dog Democrats, was first sworn into office in 2007. She was re-elected to a third-term this past November.

12 Locker  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 11:57:39am

CNN reporting the White House believes a congressional staffer has died.

13 Bob Dillon  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 12:02:59pm

Lots of conflicting info.

WireUpdate U.S. Congresswoman Giffords critically injured in Arizona mass shooting [Link: bit.ly...]
42 seconds ago · reply

Drudge_Report BOEHNER: 'An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve'... [Link: drudge.tw...]
about 1 minute ago · reply

msnbc_breaking LIVE VIDEO: Live: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona [Link: on.msnbc.com...]
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USABreakingNews CNN: Federal judge among those critically wounded at Giffords event in Arizona. AP reports an aide to Giffords has died.
5 minutes ago · reply

BreakingNews Update: Hospital spokeswoman tells Reuters Rep. Giffords is in surgery. "She's alive."
5 minutes ago · reply

14 Lidane  Sat, Jan 8, 2011 12:05:44pm

re: #2 dragonfire1981

I hate to think it, but a part of me immediately thought "right wing extremists" when I read the story, especially since she's a democrat lawmaker.

If that turns out to actually be true, I wonder how the GOP apologists will try to spin this.

No kidding, especially since the Mama Grizzly singled out Giffords, placing her on her "Take Back the 20" target list:

[Link: www.facebook.com...]

In any event thoughts and prayers to her and her family.

And to the families of all the other victims as well. How utterly horrifying.

15 Bob Levin  Sun, Jan 9, 2011 2:47:41am

The most recent updates that I've read said that she is alive, but there are other fatalities, such as a 9 year-old girl. One of Gifford's aids had emergency medical experience, and this is probably what has kept her alive--to this point.


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