2011 Tucson shooting

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Gabrielle Giffords shooting scene.jpg
Crime scene outside the Safeway
Location Casas Adobes, Arizona (part of Tucson metro area)
Coordinates 32°20′9.5″N 110°58′30.5″W / 32.335972°N 110.975139°W / 32.335972; -110.975139Coordinates: 32°20′9.5″N 110°58′30.5″W / 32.335972°N 110.975139°W / 32.335972; -110.975139
Date January 8, 2011
10:10 am MST (UTC-07:00)
Attack type Mass murder, assassination, murder attempt
Weapon(s) 9mm Glock model 19 pistol
Deaths 6
Injured 14 (including the perpetrator)
Perpetrator Jared Lee Loughner

The 2011 Tucson shooting was a mass murder in Tucson, Arizona.

The shooting happened on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Nineteen people were shot. Six of the nineteen people died. Another person was injured.

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holding a public meeting in the parking lot of a Safeway store.

Giffords was shot through the head from a very short distance. Her condition was said to be very bad just after the shooting. The six killed included John Roll, a chief judge for the District of Arizona.[1]

22 year old schizophrenic Jared Lee Loughner was arrested at the scene with five charges filed against him. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 crimes. He never gave a reason for the shooting. In November 2012 was sentenced to life in prison.[2]

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