Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and at least 12 others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event held at a Safeway this morning in Tuscon Arizona. The 40-year-old Democrat was outside the store holding an informal gathering when a twenty-something (according to eye-witnesses) gunman ran up and began firing indiscriminately. The suspect was taken into police custody. Up to twelve people were shot, so there are more wounded.Please join me in sending prayers and good thoughts to the families of the people involved. Special prayers of comfort to the family of the child. Thank the Cosmos that the gunman was caught.
Update: Darci Slaten, spokesperson for University Medical Center in Tuscon, says Congresswoman Giffords is ALIVE and in surgery. Slaten confirms that Giffords was shot in the head. The other victims are either in critical or serious condition. One is a child.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Tragedy in Tucson, AZ