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Thread #134829   Message #3070083
Posted By: Genie
08-Jan-11 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
MSNBC reported just a few minutes ago, that the judge was not killed but is in critical condition.
A spokesman for the hospital where Gifford and 9 others were taken reported, just now, that only one of those 10 (a child about age 9) has died. A few are still in surgery, most are in the ICU. He is "about as optimistic as you can be in these circumstances" that Gifford will recover, though it's too early to know the nature of that recovery.   He said that she was "responsive to commands" but that she is under anesthesia at present, so I'm guessing he meant she was conscious and responsive to commands before she was anesthetized for the brain surgery.

A total of 18 people were injured in the attack, according to the Pima County Sherriff's broadcast of a few minutes ago, but several of those were apparently not gunshot wounds (probably injuries from the chaos in the crowd).