• AMERICA SHOCKED: Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    January 8, 2011 3:43 pm 7 comments

    SAFEWAY MASSACRE…

    VIDEO…
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    WIRE…
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    YOUTUBE…PHOTOS…
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    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been shot by an unknown gunman, who bystanders describe as a male in his late teens or early twenties.

    The sheriff’s deputy office of Pima County had earlier reported that they Congresswoman is dead and that at least nine of her staffers are wounded. Updated reports reveal that Congresswoman Giffords is alive and a doctor who tended to civil servant said that Giffords is alive, is following verbal commands and though it still in critical condition, is pulling through.

    The shooting took place at the “Congress On Your Corner” event, that Giffords held to give her constituents a chance to engage her directly. The event was being held at a Safeway in Tucson.

    Reports detail the gunman used a semi-automatic weapon. The alleged shooter quickly rounded a corner and began firing, as a shocked crowd dispersed. Unconfirmed details show that Giffords may have been shot in the head.

    The gunman tried to escape, but a citizen in the crowd pursued him by foot and tackled him, holding him down until authorities could properly restrain and subdue the alleged assassin.

    There is preliminary speculation that the motive for this crime may have involved Gifford’s stance on immigration law in Arizona.

    Republican Jeff Flake, Gifford’s GOP counterpart, described Giffords as ‘fearless’ and ‘tenacious’. According to Flake, Gifford’s office was not long ago vandalized, as a potential intimidation tactic against the congresswoman.

    Flake also reports that “‘emotions have been running high over several issues in Arizona, and immigration is one of them’”.

    During this time, let us keep the best of thoughts and our prayer with Giffords, each person on her staff and all of their friends and family.

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