Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Update

Gabriellie Giffords, a three-term Arizona Congresswoman, was shot and killed today along with six others outside a campaign event in Tuscon.

Despite initial reports from NPR, the hospital in Tuscon has confirmed that Congresswoman Giffords is still alive. I have therefore deleted the report of her death at this time.

Further updates here.

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  1. Derrick says:

    Just horrible and my prayers go out to her family.

  2. mattt says:

    Just terrible. My heart goes out to all involved. And as someone who sympathizes with Giffords’ political party – I hope we can all wait till some facts are in before speculating what motivated someone to such an act.

  3. HelloWorld says:

    I’ve got to hand it to MSNBC…they have been the only station to report it accurately