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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Arizona Assassin Shoots U.S. Congresswoman- Kills At Least 5- Including a Federal Judge and a Child- and Wounds18

A Tucson man- who the media is identifying as "Jared Laughner-" opened fire at a political meet and greet at a Tucson grocery store Saturday morning- leaving a U.S. Congresswoman wounded and killing 5 people at the function- including a Federal judge and a child.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by Laughner- critically injuring her- then the shooter opened fire on the crowd attending the event- according to this story in Tuscon's ARIZONA DAILY STAR.

At least 5 others were killed (The ADS story says "6")- including a Federal judge and a child.

Eighteen other people were wounded by the assassin- their conditions were not immediately available.

The shooter Laughner was reportedly tackled by bystanders after he emptied his firearm(s?)- and held for police .

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