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Pro-LGBT Congresswoman Giffords SHOT during Constituent Meeting

January 8, 2011


Giffords Shot in Safeway Parking Lot


At least 12 people were shot at a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.

There were conflicting reports about Giffords’ condition. Giffords’ press secretary said the congresswoman remained in surgery Saturday afternoon for her injuries, disputing an earlier report from a law enforcement source saying she had died.

The party source described the situation as “pretty serious.”

At least 11 others were shot in the incident, which happened shortly after 10 a.m. MST, Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

AZ congresswoman among 12 shot in Tuscon

Several shot at Tuscon grocery store

Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the Safeway grocery store when the shooting occurred, according to a schedule posted on her website.

via Arizona congresswoman among 12 shot at Tucson grocery – CNN.com.