Of course, first thoughts are prayers for the Congresswoman, her family and friends (as I write this Rep. Giffords is still alive, after reports had surfaced that she died) and the hope that she pulls through, but that doesn't dismiss the fact there already are victims. Either way, esp. after we find out who the gunman is, look for this to get heavily politicized by the extremists on both sides:
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded Saturday in a shooting at a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store in which at least 11 other people were injured, officials said.\RELATED: News Organizations Retract Reports Of Rep. Giffords' Death
Darci Slaten, a spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Tucson, said Giffords was undergoing surgery Saturday afternoon for a gunshot wound to the head.
A federal judge from Arizona was among the 11 others shot in the incident, a law enforcement source told CNN.
The shooting happened shortly after 10 a.m. MST, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.
Giffords, 40, was holding a constituent meeting at the Safeway grocery store when the shooting occurred, according to a schedule posted on her website.
An FBI spokesman said the agency was sending agents to the scene, and two senior Obama administration officials said the White House is monitoring the situation. They said they believed that a congressional staffer may have been killed.