Body Count 2011 Toll List: Judge John Roll and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 10 others shot

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Gabrielle Giffords
A congresswoman from Arizona was shot in the head and seriously wounded and six other people were killed by a man who opened fire at a meeting the politician was holding in Tucson on Saturday, officials said.

Gabrielle Giffords, a 40-year-old Democrat is in her third term in the House of Representatives.

She was airlifted to a hospital in Tucson after being shot in the head at point-blank range outside a Safeway supermarket in the Arizona city.

There were varying accounts on Giffords’ condition, but a hospital spokesman said the Democrat was in critical condition. An aide to the Democrat was killed.

So far, six people are dead, including Judge John Rolls a District Court judge, and a “number of individuals” were wounded.

Media reports identified the suspected gunman as Jared Loughner, 22, of Arizona. He is currently in custody of police.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/gabrielle-giffords-shot-c_n_806211.html


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