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Old 01-08-2011, 01:35 PM
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AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot at public event

Arizona Congresswoman Reportedly Shot at Public Event


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...-public-event/


For those that wish to discuss the political ramifications of this horrible tragedy, a thread has been started here:
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:38 PM
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The Tucson paper says on google search that Gabrielle was shot point blank in the head. It will not open for me. I'll keep trying. Meanwhile.....

At least 3 people have been shot at a Congress on Your Corner event held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Saturday morning.
It happened just after 10 a.m. at the Safeway on Ina and Oracle, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:41 PM
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According to the below link, bystanders tackled the gunman and he was taken into custody.

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange...t-this-morning
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:46 PM
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First thought was drug cartel hit. If they managed to tackle him then perhaps just a random crazy, unless the cartel wanted the guy to get caught.

This story cannot be ignored by the MSM even if it is about hot political issues...<modsnip> which will make it difficult to sweep under the rug.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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Info is still sparse and articles too small to snip. Helicopters landing to take injured to hospital. Est 12 injured including Congresswoman.

http://www.kgun9.com/global/story.asp?s=13807722
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:52 PM
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Link to live stream on the front page. It's slow to open.....still waiting for it to open.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:55 PM
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This is so wrong!! Pretty soon everyone in office is going to need secret service.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:58 PM
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U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS ANNOUNCES BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON DRUG CARTEL -- April 23, 2010

TUCSON U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today announced legislation that would impose tough new regulations on a stored-value devices, a favored money-transfer mechanism of Mexican drug cartels.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:59 PM
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AP has confirmed that the Congresswoman was shot in head. Still no word on condition.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:59 PM
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Copters are landing at hospital one after another. University Medical Center in Tucson.
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Just read this on MSNBC. Shocking!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40978517/ns/politics/

Other news agencies reported up to 11 other people had been injured after an unidentified gunman ran up and began shooting indiscriminately as Giffords addressed supporters.
Giffords was shot point blank in the head, according to Fox News.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:01 PM
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Up to 12 people including some of her staff hurt. No confirmation of deaths.
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Any mention of the weapon? Assault rifle? Someone had to be filming this (one would hope).
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:06 PM
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7 injured, 4 dead
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:07 PM
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Another live link. Just saw it, have not opened it.

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7 injured, 4 dead
ohhhh nooo!
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SuziQ and Sonya, Thank you for all the updates! wm
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I read on another site the shooter is a white male and that the congresswoman is deceased...will try to link...

http://gawker.com/5728501/arizona-co...-grocery-store
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:11 PM
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Hey LMax. Are you listening to a scanner?
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This is being covered on FOX news national

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:12 PM
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Presser by Sheriffs Dept this evening.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:13 PM
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I almost started a thread. This is crazy. Doesn't sound good for the Congresswoman and some of her staff. DH was coming home and her office here in town is blocked off and guarded. Number keep changing.

NPR, saying she has passed away, and 6 others.

How sad.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:14 PM
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This just sucks.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:15 PM
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This is shocking,and tragic. I can't wait to hear the description of the gunman. I'm sure its some whack job. What a shame. Does this poor woman have kids?
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:15 PM
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Young man around 18 to 20 who has been taken into custody. I'll have a link in a moment.
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