A US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in Tucson Arizona

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US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, has been shot point blank range to the head by a gunman today.

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A US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in Tucson Arizona. Reports are several people were also shot during the incident. The shooting happened during an event in the third term Democratic representative’s district. It is believed some six people were killed during the shooting. A gunman has been taken into custody.

1:42 PM ET More On Giffords

Rep. Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, was first elected to the House in 2006. She represents the state’s 8th Congressional District.
1:40 PM ET ‘Firing Indiscriminately’

According to MSNBC, the shooter ran into a “crowded area” and began “firing indiscriminately.”
1:37 PM ET Shooter Reportedly In Custody

More from NPR:

Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said. According to other witnesses