2011 Tucson shooting

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Gabrielle Giffords shooting scene.jpg
Crime scene outside the Safeway
Pima County Arizona USA Casas Adobes highlighted.svg
Location of the shooting
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)
Target US Representative Gabrielle Giffords
Attack type
Mass murder, assassination, murder attempt
Weapons 9mm Glock model 19 pistol
Deaths 6
Non-fatal injuries
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, Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Criminal Complaint Against Jared Lee Loughner". The New York Times. 
  2. Ball, James (8). "Jared Lee Loughner sentenced to life in prison". Washington Post. Retrieved 21 May 2014.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)