SAN FRANCISCO: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman on Saturday during her first “Congress on Your Corner” event in Tucson, Arizona.
At least 6 others were injured at a Safeway in northwest Tucson at Ina and Oracle roads.
“People were screaming ‘Gabrielle Giffords is dead,’” John Billar, a resident of Tuscon, told Politically Illustrated. “It was quite the event. She was shot point blank in the head.”
A spokesperson for the Pima County sheriff told reporters at least 12 others were shot and confirmed the representative was “shot point blank in the head.”