Saturday, January 08, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) shot and killed

My deepest sympathies to her husband and the folks she represented.
I don't know anything about her or her policies but nobody deserves to be shot down like a dog.


TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona died after being shot in the head while meeting constituents at a grocery store in Tucson, NPR reported on Saturday.
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.
About a dozen others at the meeting were shot and the gunman was wrestled to the ground and taken into custody, Fox said, citing an eyewitness.
Giffords was airlifted to a hospital to a hospital after the shooting.
Re-elected in the November 2 election, Giffords focused on immigration reform, military issues, stem cell research and alternative energy while serving in Congress. She was married to U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly.

5 comments:

Tango said...

She's not dead, yet. In surgery last I heard, but the news orgs that have 'confirmed' her dead have all redacted that, now.

Bluehenchick said...

US District Court Judge John Roll was killed.

wirecutter said...

Thanks. That's what I get for not double checking NPR.....

Tango said...

Every news agency was reporting her as dead, it's not just NPR.

wirecutter said...

Yeah, but I hate the liberal NPR, that's why I'm blaming them.
Actually I got the news from Yahoo who quoted NPR.