2011 Tucson shooting
Crime scene outside the Safeway
Location of the shooting
|Location||Casas Adobes, Arizona (part of Tucson metro area)|
|Date||January 8, 2011 |
10:10 am MST (UTC-07:00)
|Target||US Representative Gabrielle Giffords|
|Mass murder, mass shooting, assassination attempt|
|Weapons||9mm Glock model 19 pistol|
|14 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator||Jared Lee Loughner|
The mass shooting happened on January 8, 2011. Nineteen people were shot. Six of the nineteen people died. Another person was injured.
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.
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, Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.