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deep 01-08-2011 02:03 PM

U S Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, shot at public appearance!!
 
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...ticleLarge.jpg

Quote:

Congresswoman Shot at Event in Tucson
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
A congresswoman from Arizona was shot on Saturday along with several others during at public event at a grocery store in Tuscon, according to her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin. The Tucson Citizen reported that Ms. Giffords had been shot at close range in the head.

The condition of the congresswoman, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, remained unclear. She was taken to University Medical Center in Tucson, the trauma center for the area, about 10 miles away.

CNN quoted a public information officer as saying that 12 people had been injured in all.

The shooting occurred at a Safeway supermarket in northwest Tuscon as Ms. Giffords hosted an event, called “Congress on Your Corner," to allow members of the 8th Congressional District to meet her individually. She has held several events since first taking office in January 2007. At one such event in 2009, a protester was removed by police when his pistol fell on the supermarket floor. This was her first event since her re-election to a third term in November.

Last March, her Tucson office was vandalized a few hours after the House vote overhauling the nation’s health care system, the authorities said.

Earlier events in Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, and Douglas had attracted between 75 and 150 people, according to a statement announcing the event.

Ms. Giffords was interviewed on Fox news on Friday to talk about a bill to cut to congressional salaries by five percent.
I was not very familiar with her, others at the event were shot, too.

Of course during the last election she was painted as a Liberal Soul Mate of Nancy Pelosi, she voted against her 40% of the time.

And then I found this, it may be the last thing she introduced in Congress

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/files/...ordsPayCut.jpg


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/us...9giffords.html

2861U2 01-08-2011 02:12 PM

Very sad. I haven't yet heard confirmation of her death, but being shot in the head doesn't bode well.

And let the unfounded blaming of the Tea Party commence.

deep 01-08-2011 02:17 PM

Hopefully, the responsible party (parties) will be caught. Soon.

2861U2 01-08-2011 02:21 PM

I heard they've got the guy in custody. No details on him yet, though.

MissVelvetDress_75 01-08-2011 02:21 PM

:sad::down:

deep 01-08-2011 02:24 PM

Yes, the guy is in custody. People are dead, I guess there in no confirmation on her, I thought the radio said 'shot dead'.

edit.


T V news now says she is dead along with 6 others, including one child. MSNBC/ NPR news.

Foxnews is saying 4 dead.

Irvine511 01-08-2011 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2861U2 (Post 7092729)
And let the unfounded blaming of the Tea Party commence.


is this really our first concern here?

(and, of course, by responding i'm keeping this part of the discussion ... but whatever ...)

MissVelvetDress_75 01-08-2011 02:37 PM

some one on MSNBC right now at Tucson's Univ. Hospital just said she is in surgery right now and is alive.

deep 01-08-2011 02:39 PM

FoxNews is calling (eulogizing) her as a Blue-Dog, pro business Democrat, one of the good guys.

streets1987 01-08-2011 02:39 PM

When I first heard this story I was thinking "Oh boy, I can only imagine how much Tea Party bashing will be going on in the Tweetscape and online newsites we will be getting today" and low and behold, I have been seeing much of it within mear minutes. But to be fair, we haven't gotten all the information on this guy, we don't know if it was poltically driven. But for now I say RIP to her and the other people who were shot.

MissVelvetDress_75 01-08-2011 02:41 PM

She is not dead, she is in surgery right now.

deep 01-08-2011 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MissVelvetDress_75 (Post 7092759)
some one on MSNBC right now at Tucson's Univ. Hospital just said she is in surgery right now and is alive.

I hope she is, and makes a full recovery. I tried to change the title to; U S Rep Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, shot in head at public appearance!!

But, I have also heard news accounts that she was talking to couple when the shooter walked up (four feet) away and shot her in the head point blank.

MissVelvetDress_75 01-08-2011 02:44 PM

this is a fast changing story so reports will be all over the place until an official spokesperson(s) can hold a press conference and clarify what her condition is and everything else related to the shooting. I'd be surprise if she lives. Press conference will be at 1:30 this afternoon.

Irvine511 01-08-2011 02:47 PM

the websites i'm cruising through are beginning to think that she didn't make it.

deep 01-08-2011 02:48 PM

I agree, typically I stay away from fast breaking stories like these.

In a reasonable time, the dust will settle and all the speculation that is being included (some by me) will dissipate into thin air.


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