Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot in Tucson - Out of Surgery - Optimistic Outlook

Keith's 2:00 pm note: Rep. Giffords' husband is Astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 crew. His brother Scott is on-orbit on the ISS as a member of the Expedition 26 crew. CNN, Fox, and NPR "confirmed" that she has died from her wounds. Now retracted.

Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman, NPR

"Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office confirms."

Keith's update: ABC, WTOP, and MSNBC now report that Rep. Giffords is in surgery despite "confirmed" reports from other news organizations. Stay tuned.

Keith's update: According to someone on Fox Rep. Giffords has been "responding to commands" post surgery. News conference delayed but imminent.

Keith's update: MSNBC reports the Tucson Deputy Mayoras saying that Rep. Giffords is "expected to survive".

Keith's update: The hospital spokesman says he is "very optimistic" because Rep. Giffords is responding to commands after surgery and that he is "as optimistic as I can get in this situation". She was shot in the head "through and through", the spokesman said. A total of 10 patients are at this hospital. One (a 9 year old child) died. 5 are in surgery, 5 are in critical condition.

Keith's WARNING: Any comments about this tragedy that even hint at politics, motives, perpetrator(s) - in any way - will not be posted. Don't even try.

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