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8th January 2011 (19:55)
[Will update as and when]
Gabrielle Giffords is in surgery after being shot in the head at point blank range
This KOLD live TV News coverage HAS LIVE UPDATE confirmation that the Democratic congresswoman is still in surgery. There will be a news conference at 1:30 local time (-8hrs GMT?) – so 9:30pm here in Britain.
Confirmation of her condition is yet to be received officially, but this site said earlier that she was dead.
*One of Ms Giffords’ aides has now been confirmed dead, so that’s a total, thus far, of FIVE dead and at least TEN injured.
*President Obama has made a statement sending condolences to those attacked and their families, as has Sarah Palin.
This was at the Huffington Post earlier –
2:31 PM ET Still Alive?
MSNBC says a surgeon on the scene claims that Giffords is still alive, in critical condition.
This is her Twitter account.
Her last post today –
As with the Governor of the Punjab just before he was shot dead a few days ago, tweets are becoming the last political word.
Updates to this story also here
What a crazy world!
- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is shot at Arizona grocery store (nj.com)
- Gabrielle Giffords Dead: Dies Of Gunshot Wound To The Head (huffingtonpost.com)
- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reported shot in Arizona, was on Palin’s infamous “target” map (boingboing.net)
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