Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and least eight other people, including Federal Judge John Roll and members of Giffords’ staff, are reported killed or injured after an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store as the Democrat lawmaker met with constituents in her Pima County district. She was holding an event called Congress on Your Corner at a Safeway Supermarket on Oracle Road.
Giffords, 40, was re-elected to her third term representing Arizona’s Congressional District 8 this past November. She was a member of the Arizona House and Senate before being elected to Congress.
More news of this despicable and senseless attack is available here on Tucson’s KOLD News 13.
Our sincere condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones and our prayers are with Rep. Giffords and her family.
TPM is reporting that Judge John Roll was killed in the attack.
A nine-year-old girl is among the victims who lost their lives.
The latest Sunday morning update from the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson includes this medical press conference report that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was in surgery within 38 minutes of arriving at University Medical Center yesterday after suffering a gunshot “devastating wound” to the head that required the removal of half her skull. Read more here.