Congress Women Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8) was shot in the head at a "Congress on Your Corner" event. There are conflicting reports but they agree that at least a dozen (possibly more than a dozen and a half) other people were shot, some of which resulted in fatalities. Giffords, while originally reported as having been killed, is now believed to be in critical condition in surgery. The gunman is alive and in custody. Giffords is one of the few Blue Dogs to have won reelection in the midterm, and the first Jewish person elected to congress in Arizona.
Thoughts and prays are surly welcome by her family. This is a major tragedy.
More at http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/112806.