Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat first elected in 2006, has been shot in the head during a public event at a Tucson grocery store, according to several news reports. According to NPR, at least nine others, including members of her staff, were injured as well. Giffords’ condition is not yet known. From NPR’s report:
The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.
More forthcoming. The Huffington Post is aggregating reports related to the shooting as they emerge.