Around 1:00 pm eastern time, a man rushed up to Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent meet and greet and opened fire, shooting her in the head at point blank range, and also shooting over 12 other people. NPR is reporting she has died, but CNN says they’ve heard she’s still in surgery.
UPDATE: Rep. Giffords is apparently doing reasonably well, considering her injuries. Sadly, it appears to be confirmed that a federal judge, John Roll, and a 9 year old girl were killed. I find it very strange that major media outlets were reporting as “confirmed” that Rep. Giffords had died. -David
DailyKos has several diaries up with ongoing coverage:
Update: I just heard on CNN that the congresswoman is alive and in surgery.