Updates will be added to this post after becoming available. So shortly after the 2011 House of Representatives was sworn in, this event seems especially awful. From the Washington Post:
Tucson – Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot and critically wounded Saturday morning while hosting an event outside a Tucson grocery store, according to local news reports. Doctors said she survived the attack, but six others did not.
The shooter is relatively unknown, and according to the most recent reports on Huffington Post, the most reporters can find about him is a handful of YouTube videos inveighing against government and appearing to convey “paranoia.”