According to CBS News, Jared Loughner, 22, reportedly used a semi-automatic pistol with an extra-large ammo clip in the attack that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), killed at least five others — including a 9-year-old girl, a federal judge and one of Giffords’ aides — and wounded several more people.
NPR: Rep. Giffords (D-AZ), 6 others killed by gunman in Tucson
HuffingtonPost: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been killed, according to NPR
Drudge Report: Gunman 'in custody'...
DAILY MAIL: Giffords was apparently talking to a couple when the suspect ran up and shot her at point blank range. According to other witnesses, he was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody.
HuffingtonPost UPDATE: At least 12 people shot at Rep. Giffords event, one person in custody - sheriff's spokesman
US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been shot in the head during an event in her district.
"Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot, according to local reports; no word on her condition."
Updates to follow...
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot 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 five 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. According to other witnesses, he was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody.
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.
Several people were shot Saturday at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.
The shooting occurred at a Safeway shortly after 10 a.m. MST, according to sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ogan.
A couple of victims with gunshot wounds have arrived 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 the motive for the shooting is unclear.
"We're just trying to sort this out right now," he said.
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