US Congresswoman, 6 others dead after shooting at event

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 8, 2011 21:42

US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and six others were killed and several others injured after a lone gunman opened fire on a public event she was hosting in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday.

The Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, who began serving in her third term in congress just re-elected to her third term in congress in the latest elections in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a supermarket in the city. The event was designed to give her constituents to approach her with their concerns.Giffords leaves behind her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly and two children, NPR reported.


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