Congresswoman Shot Jan 8 2011: Gabrielle Giffords Shot in Tuscon
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Was Shot Outside a Grocery Store in Tuscon Arizona on Saturday January 8
The shooting reportedly took place around noon eastern time, and congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among about 12 people that were shot outside a Safeway grocery store.
She was hosting a 'Congress on Your Corner' event, when a gunman just ran up and started shooting according to witnesses.
The gunman has reportedly been taken into custody.
Preliminary reports suggest that some of Giffords' staff were also shot and a number of people have been taken to hospital, but their conditions are not known at this time.
We will keep you updated when more information becomes available.