Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot at a Tucson event Saturday morning; five others have been reportedly killed.This may be just a coincidence, but a Daily Kos blogger posted this Thursday:
Arizona state Sen. Linda Lopez, who is at University Medical Center in Tucson, said she spoke to Giffords' parents and that they said she is in the emergency room undergoing surgery and is in very serious condition.
But conflicting reports abound: CNN, FOX and NPR news, as well as KOVA-TV in Tucson, report that the congresswoman is dead; but MSNBC interviewed the Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and he said as of 12:25 p.m., she was still alive.
At least four people are dead, University Medical Center spokesman Darci Slaten said. They were among five to seven people who were being treated.
The NBC affilliate in Tucson reports that the FBI has taken over the investigation.
The Pima County Sheriff's Office confirmed that it is investigating a multiple shooting at a Safeway in northwest Tucson at Ina and Oracle roads.
A man who works at Sprint store nearby told CNN he heard 15 to 20 shots, and there are two bodies on the ground in front of the Safeway. He said people were screaming that "Gabrielle Giffords has been shot."
Giffords, 40, a Democrat, serves the 8th Congressional District.
My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dead to me now. I won't lift a finger, make one phone call, nor will i EVER vote for her in the future. And why did she do this? Giffords never told me she was conservative Democrat. And her voting record is okay. Damn.A suspect is in custody and Fox is reporting there is a possible second suspect.
Update: That Daily Kos post went down the memory hole before I got a screen shot.
Michelle Malkin has a roundup.
Update: Thanks to Drew M on Twitter, here's the screen shot.
Kos, of course, blames Sarah Palin. A web cache version of the item is here.
Update: Suspect ID'd as Jared Laughner.