2011 Tucson shooting
The 2011 Tucson shooting was a serious incident in near 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 meeting with members of her constituency in a Casas Adobes safeway parking lot when the shooting happened. Giffords, a Democrat, may have been the person the shooter was trying to kill. She 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) and Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman, a member of Gifford's staff since 2006. 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner was arrested at the scene with five charges filed against him.