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TUCSON - A quiet Saturday morning in Tucson turns into a massive rampage in a northwest shopping center parking lot. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in the head, 6 killed, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge.

A 22-year-old Tucson man taken into custody, accused in the mass shooting, we're learning more about him as details unfold - authorities have confirmed a suspicious person was, in fact, the cab driver that brought Loughner to the scene, unaware of the carnage that was to unfold.

The outpouring of support and prayers continues across the community for all the victims of this senseless tragedy; and for peace admidst the political turmoil gripping this nation.

 

VICTIMS

Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head Saturday, January 8 - University Medical Center doctors say the bullet went completely through her head, hitting the brain.  She underwent surgery at UMC and is still in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.  Doctors are "cautiously optimistic" about her chances of recovery.

 

 

U.S. District Court Judge John Roll was shot and killed at the political event.  Roll was appointed to the federal bench in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush.  He was friends with Giffords, and when he heard she was going to be at the event, he decided to stop by and say hello.

 

Gabe Zimmerman, 30, was shot and killed - he was one of three of Giffords' aides that was shot.  He was Giffords' director of community outreach.

 

 

Christina Taylor Green was shot and killed at the event.  She was 9 years old, born on September 11, 2001, and was at the event because of her interest in politics, her family says.  Greene attended Mesa Verde Elementary School.

 

 

Dorwan Stoddard, 76, an active parishioner Mountain Ave. Church of Christ.  Reports indicate he shielded his wife during the shooting - she sustained non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

 

 Phyllis Schneck, a 79-year-old native of Rutherford, N.J., is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

Dorothy Morris, 76, was fatally wounded Saturday.  Her husband George, a retired airline pilot, remains in the hospital, suffering a gunshot wound.

 

 

 

 

SUSPECT

Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is in custody for the brutal slaying of 6 people at the Giffords political event.  Officials say he walked up to Giffords and opened fire with a pistol with an extended magazine, hitting Giffords in the head and injuring or killing 18 others.

He was tackled by two people attending the event, and was taken into custody by Pima County Sheriff's Officials.  He has since been turned over to federal investigators.

Pima County Sheriff's officers surrounded his northwest-side home earlier today.  Neighbors say he lives in a home with his parents. Another classmate who stopped by also went to school with him at Pima Community College.

Officials say that they do know the identity of a person of interest in the shooting, but have not released this person's identity or what role they may have played in the tragedy.

 

 

MAP

The map below shows where the major events in Saturday's deadly rampage took place.  Click each icon for more information.


View Deadly Rampage in a larger map

 

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