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.


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.