Saturday, January 8, 2011

Giffords Shot and In Intensive Care. Judge Killed.

Rep. Giffords in Intensive Care After Being Shot in the Head at Public Event

Published January 08, 2011
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in an intensive care unit following surgery for a gunshot wound in the 

head at close range, the University of Arizona Medical Center announced Saturday afternoon.

Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon and chief of the trauma, critical care and emergency surgery, said he is "very

 optimistic" about the congresswoman's recovery.

However, Federal District Judge John M. Roll was shot and killed during the town-hall style event outside

 a Safeway grocery store in Tucson. 

At least 19 people were shot at Giffords' "Congress on Your Corner" event, including three members of 

the Democratic congresswoman's staff in Arizona. Five have died, including one of Giffords' aides and a

 9-year-old girl. Several others are in critical condition at the university hospital.

State Sen. Linda Lopez, a close friend of Giffords', told Fox News that the three-term congresswoman 

was shot in the temple and the bullet exited through her forehead. Lopez said Giffords was responding to


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