Arizona Rep. Giffords Shot, Several Others Killed
Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been shot at a public event. Several others were also shot, and at least five people are dead. At last report, Congresswoman Giffords was still alive but in surgery…
UPDATE at 1/8/11 12:13:01 pm:
Giffords was one of the Democrats listed on this map/enemies list posted by Sarah Palin’s PAC, with gunsights indicating the location of their enemies:
According to reports on Twitter, Palin has deleted this map and others like it from her Facebook page.
UPDATE at 1/8/11 12:58:04 pm:
The Associated Press reports that the gunman’s name is Jared Laughner…
UPDATE at 1/8/11 1:07:19 pm:
The latest news is that Rep. Giffords is alive and responding to commands; the surgeon says she was “shot through and through the head.”
The only confirmed death at this time is a 9-year old girl.
UPDATE at 1/8/11 1:15:14 pm:
This is probably the shooter’s YouTube page; it looks like the AP spelled his last name wrong: Jared Lee Loughner.