Six are confirmed dead including a federal judge, while a Member of Congress from Arizona lies in critical condition after being shot in the head point blank during "Congress on the Corner" constituent meeting at a Safeway store in Tucson.
After initial reports suggesting her demise, doctors announced Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had survived surgery for a single round they say passed through her head.
Just outrageous such a thing could happen.
We pray for her survival and for the souls of those who perished.
The gunman is in custody. He is 22 years old.
BBC News - Profile: Gabrielle Giffords