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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head** at an event she was staging at a supermarket in her home district in Tucson, Arizona. Conflicting reports say that twelve others were shot. The shooter is in custody and no motive is yet known.

Progressive websites are already pointing out that Giffords was among the 12 members of the U.S. House targeted for defeat with Sarah Palin's now-infamous "rifle crosshairs" election map. Giffords' Tea Party opponent Jesse Kelly picked up on that and held target practice with his supporters using a "fully automatic M16."

**update: appears she is critical ...however many others have died including a federal judge and a small child.

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