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Arizona Congresswoman shot, 5 others killed

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Last Edited: January 8, 2011, 7:57 pm

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was injured and five others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, member station KJZZ in Phoenix has confirmed.

The Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office told news director Mark Moran the 40-year-old Democrat was killed.

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764367/congresswoman-shot-in-arizona

I think the number of wounded has been upped to 12.

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Comments

1.
Rick GComment by Rick G - January 8, 2011, 3:32 pm
Since Arizona is an open carry state, it's a shame that there wasn't an armed citizen nearby.

"A congressional official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the gunman was using an automatic weapon".

Why would the congressional official need anonymity to describe the gun as an automatic? "Never let a good crisis go to waste".
2.
jarasanComment by jarasan - January 8, 2011, 3:46 pm
Too soon to tell what happened, way too soon, but don't worry they'll spin to the worst possible conclusions ASAP.
3.
time*treatComment by time*treat - January 8, 2011, 3:50 pm
-- Why would the congressional official need anonymity to describe the gun as an automatic?
So that they wouldn't be called out if it turns out to be a semi-auto.
-- "Never let a good crisis go to waste".
Yeah, I immediately thought of the Oklahoma City aftermath; "hate radio" and all that.
4.
jarasanComment by jarasan - January 8, 2011, 6:19 pm
Another 15 headless bodies found across the border this morning, what the heck is going on in Mexico?
5.
ToddComment by Todd - January 8, 2011, 6:53 pm
She is still alive! The bullet apparently went through her temple and out the other side, but they expect her to survive. Truly a miracle!
6.
time*treatComment by time*treat - January 8, 2011, 7:52 pm
Good to hear. Folks should also know, the guy (allegedly) responsible is already in custody.

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