Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head earlier today. There is conflicting reports as to her status as some news sources have reported she has died.
11:41am PST Update: NPR, Returners and CNN have retracted statements saying she was killed in the shooting.
12:47pm PST Update: John Roll, a federal judge was killed in the shooting.
1:03pm PST Update: Rep Giffords has made it out of surgery. Doctor is “very optimistic.”
5:28pm PST Update: Officials searching for a second person of interest in the shooting.
The suspect was apprehended and is in custody.
Rep. Giffords was on Sarah Palin‘s Target List”.
Anyways, our prayers go out to Rep. Giffords and her family as well as the family of Judge Roll.
Forgot to give the HT to Joel. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
(Note: I will be away for a while while I meet some people for lunch. Will update when I return.)