Saturday, January 8, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, a Democrat, was shot in the head while holding a public event in Tucson, AZ, according to Reuters.
Giffords, along with 11 other people were shot when an unidentified gunman ran up and began shooting indiscriminately as Giffords addressed supporters.
Giffords was shot point blank in the head. The gunman was in custody.
Multiple media sources incorrectly reported Giffords died at University Hospital in Tucson.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a Blue Dog Democrat who supports increased border security, embryonic stem cell research and increasing the minimum wage.