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Gabrielle Giffords Shot In The Head

2011.01.08 Няма коментари

Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was shot тoday at a public event, while meeting constituents at a grocery store in Tucson.

A spokesman for the Pima County sheriff says that at least 18 people were shot, with at least 6 fatalities. The Tucson Citizen reports that Rep. Giffords was “shot point blank in the head.”

Giffords was airlifted to a hospital to a hospital after the shooting.

Ms. Giffords, a 40-year-old Democrat in her third term in Congress, was shot point blank by an unidentified gunman who fired indiscriminately into the crowd, NPR and other U.S. media said.

Re-elected in the Nov. 2 election, Giffords focused on immigration reform, military issues, stem cell research and alternative energy while serving in Congress.She is married to to U.S.Mark Kelly, an astronaut who is scheduled to command the Shuttle Endeavor when it launches in April.

Rep. Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, was first elected to the House in 2006. She represents the state’s 8th Congressional District.
The federal judge killed today is John McCarthy Roll, 63, was Arizona’s chief federal trial judge, having joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by then President George H. W. Bush, the biography says.
The shooter in the mass murder of at least six people in Tucson, Arizona has been identified as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner.

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She is in surgery in critical condition.

Sarah Palin had Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on her “gun target” map.

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