TUCSON, Ariz. – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing a 9-year-old boy and a federal judge and wounding several others in a rampage that rattled the nation.
Giffords was among at least 10 people wounded, and the hospital said her outlook was "optimistic" and that she was responding to commands from doctors. The hospital said a 9-year-old child was among the killed, and a U.S. Marshal said a federal judge was also fatally shot in the attack. ...
The AP story has more information and pictures. The Safeway store appears to be the one at Oracle and Ina Roads, where I have been many times and never imagined what would happen there today.
I had the privilege of voting for Giffords when I lived in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, in 2006. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.
If any "silver lining" can be found in this cloud, perhaps it will be that all the talk of "Second Amendment solutions" will end.
Congresswoman Giffords worked for her district and would talk with her constituents.