Congresswoman Shot in the Head

Talking Points Memo is reporting that Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 40, a Tuscan Democrat, serving her third term, has been shot in the head at point blank range today.

Initial reports are sketchy. But we have multiple reports that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has been shot at a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Tucson this morning. There is no clear reporting on her current condition, though local NPR reports that she was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson.

Update — 1:35 PM: The Tucson Citizen reports that Giffords was shot at “point blank range in the head.” They appear to be the only news outlet reporting this detail. So given the chaos that often surrounds such events, I would treat it as an unconfirmed report until we hear more definitive information.

WTF. Five others were shot at the event as well.

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