(November, 2010: Representative Gabrielle Giffords hand delivers an Obama doll to the President)
ABC: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among as many as 12 people wounded in a shooting at a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store where she was holding a campaign event. ABC affiliate KGUN-TV in Tucson reported that as many as 12 people had been shot, including Giffords. A law enforcement source told KGUN that the shooter was in custody. Giffords, a Democrat, was scheduled to hold a “Congress on Your Corner” event today at a supermarket in northwest Tucson.
President Obama: ”This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tuscon, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. And while we are continuing to receive information, we know that some have passed away, and that Representative Giffords is gravely wounded. ”
“We do not yet have all the answers. What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society. I ask all Americans to join me and Michelle in keeping Representative Giffords, the victims of this tragedy, and their families in our prayers.”
This is Rep. Gabrielle Giffords talking last year about threats made against her and other Democrats:
President Barack Obama talks with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer concerning the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others, on a cell phone in the hallway outside the Situation Room of the White House, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama takes part in a conference call in the Situation Room of the White House concerning the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Az., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.
Gabrielle Giffords with her husband, Capt Mark Kelly
CBS – Update: At least six people killed ….. including U.S. District Judge John Roll and a young child approximately 9
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition from a gunshot to the head, but Dr. Peter Rhee, trauma director at the University of Arizona, said he was “about as optimistic as I can get in this situation” that she will recover.