UPDATE: Rep. Giffords survived surgery and is in critical condition. Doctor says he is “very optimistic” she will survive but unsure of how much permanent damage was done by the bullet. Six people, including a “very young child,” are confirmed killed, with five others in critical condition. A 22-year old man suspect named Jarrod Laughner is in custody and is believed to be the shooter.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at close range at a public event in Tuscon, Arizona. At least 12 others injured in the shooting.