Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot in Tucson
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head during a public event in Tucson today according to the New York Times and other news sources. She has been taken to the University Medical Center. News reports say that she and 11 others were shot by a man who fired indiscriminately.
Rep. Giffords chaired the House Space and Aeronautics subcommittee in the last Congress and was just reelected for a third term. She is married to astronaut Mark Kelly. Kelly is a member of the STS-134 (Endeavour) crew scheduled to be launched in April. Kelly's twin brother, Scott, is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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