Jan 8 - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) Shot at Political Event in Tucson, AZ

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 01-08-2011, 11:46 AM         #1
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Jan 8 - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) Shot at Political Event in Tucson, AZ
 

 

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U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

At least 10 other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said.

The suspect was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody. He was not injured.

Giffords was first elected to represent Arizona's 8th District in 2006. The "Congress on Your Corner" events allow constituents to present their concerns directly to her.

More details to come.

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The local news here says Gabby Giffords was shot point blank in the head...not a good outlook.

The political environment in this state is out of control.


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262 comments for "Jan 8 - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) Shot at Political Event in Tucson, AZ"

 7 years ago '05        #2
bobbysteels18 675 heat pts675
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Wow s**t is crazy hope she is gonna be alright.
 7 years ago '09        #3
Al Goody 48 heat pts48
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 iThink said:


The local news here says Gabby Giffords was shot point blank in the head...not a good outlook.

The political environment in this state is out of control.
I live in AZ. This is almost an understatement.
 7 years ago '04        #4
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
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They saying she got shot point blank in the head and was med evac but was moving... Other witnesses say they see bodies on thw ground
 7 years ago '07        #5
JohnDoe 216 heat pts216
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wow i hope she aint dead.......Arizona is going insane


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 7 years ago '05        #6
bobbysteels18 675 heat pts675
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Fox news has full coverage.
 01-08-2011, 12:00 PM         #7
iThink  OP
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 YaNeedMe said:
I live in AZ. This is almost an understatement.
Me too man. I've been contemplating a move and this story might be the straw that broke the camels back. I'm disgusted with how cutthroat it is here.

They caught the suspect, so we'll know for certain if it was poilitically motivated, but this is just clear as day. This midterm election for her was a dogf!ght. Hope she's okay and can continue to do her work.
 7 years ago '04        #8
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
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just read 6 people might be dead.
 01-08-2011, 12:04 PM         #9
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There is an eye witness on CNN who says that he saw at least 3 covered bodies on the ground...:(
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(CNN) -- At least 12 people were shot at a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.

Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the grocery store when the shooting occurred, according to a schedule posted on her website.

CNN could not confirm conditions for Giffords or any of the others wounded, but the Tuscon Citizen newspaper was reporting that Giffords was shot in the head.
The Democratic source described the situation as "pretty serious,"

The shooting occurred at a Safeway shortly after 10 a.m. MST, according to sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ogan.

Pictures from the scene showed a Giffords banner hanging from the storefront.
At least two victims with gunshot wounds were transported at Northwest Medical Center, according to spokesman Richard Parker.

"They've been coming in the last 10 minutes. I'm not sure of the severity of their injuries," he said.

Ogan said he did not have conditions on any of the wounded and said the motive for the shooting is unclear.

"We're just trying to sort this out right now," he said.

An employee of a nearby business, Jason Pekau, told CNN that he heard "15 to 20 gunshots."
Giffords, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006. She has served as chairwoman of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and also holds seats on the House Science and Technology and Armed Services committees.
 7 years ago '08        #11
Main Event 55 heat pts55
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Whats up with everyone getting blasted around here lately
 7 years ago '04        #12
killnarmy 28 heat pts28
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RIP to her
 01-08-2011, 12:14 PM         #13
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 killnarmy said:
RIP to her
apparently just confirmed...terrible news :(
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 iThink said:
apparently just confirmed...terrible news :(
So Sad R.I.P now watch this is gonna turn in to right vs left thing.
 7 years ago '08        #15
Main Event 55 heat pts55
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The hell is up with all the random shootings and robberies in the last week here


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 7 years ago '04        #16
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
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R.i.p. Multiple reports now that she has died
 01-08-2011, 12:23 PM         #17
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 bobbysteels18 said:
So Sad R.I.P now watch this is gonna turn in to right vs left thing.
yeah...i can't wait to find out more about the shooter so we'll know for certain. this is about to send this state into complete unrest politically.

 Main Event said:
The hell is up with all the random shootings and robberys in the last week here
for real man, my best friend was near chandler mall for lunch the other day when the other thing went down...i'm ready to move
 7 years ago '09        #18
Ricky Towel 128 heat pts128
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sad..
 7 years ago '06        #19
RAZAH CUTS 6070 heat pts6070
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Rueters just reported that the congress woman has in fact died from her gunshot wound to the head.....

rest in peace....
 01-08-2011, 12:28 PM         #20
Got Cheeve?  OP
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damn. wild s**t.
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