A U.S. Congresswoman's been shot in Tucson during a public appearance at a Safeway supermarket. Several other people were also shot, possibly as many as a dozen total. Shooter said to be in custody.
Not a whole lot more showing up online right now. Count on the blood-dancers having a field day with this. --And dig hard for the facts; we're talking a Democrat politician getting shot in a Constitutional carry state, there's going to be a whole lot of opinionating and half-witted guesswork, not all of it obvious.
Update: Oh, this is full of fail; the Congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford, had taken a brick through her office front window back around the time some folks were calling for it. MSNBC has already linked to their interview with her soon after it happened. Better listen to it; she was loyal footsoldier for her party but comes across as a very fair-minded pol nonetheless.
Update 2: Chief Richard Kastigar with the Pima County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that 12 people were shot at a Safeway Store near Oracle and Ina. No detail on the Congresswoman's condition; said to be alive and in surgery as of 2:45 EST.
Update 3: Unsupported word is that one Jared Laughner or Loughner is in custody, suspected of being the shooter. A fellow of the same name has a YouTube channel with...curious stuff on it. Think John L. Hinkley curious. Well, almost the same name; the YouTube guy just happens to list three full names, for those of you who collect such Harvey-Earl coincidences.
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