Fox News has three sources saying Rep. Giffords is, contrary to previous reports, alive and in surgery. At least 12 others were shot by a (presumably) lone gunman who is now in custody.
Please pray for Rep. Gifford and the other victims of this madness.
UPDATE: Nine victims from the shooting brought to University of Arizona Medical Center, including Congresswoman Giffords. She is currently in surgery. All victims either in serious or critical condition. A press briefing at 1:00 PM (24 minutes from posting) Arizona time.
UPDATE II: The Justice Department says a total of 19 shot, of which five have passed away, including members of Giffords’ staff.
UPDATE III: Fox News has unconfirmed reports that after surgery, Rep. Giffords is — miraculously — able to respond to doctors commands.
Wonderful news if true.