09 Jan

BBC News – Giffords shooting: Suspect Jared Loughner charged

US authorities have charged a 22-year-old man over Saturday’s Arizona shooting in which a congresswoman was seriously wounded and six people died.

Federal prosecutors charged Jared Loughner with trying to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, 40, and killing two other government officials.

Mr Loughner, who is due to appear in court, could face the death penalty.

Ms Giffords is in a critical condition after being shot in the head at a public meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

via BBC News – Giffords shooting: Suspect Jared Loughner charged. So the aftermath is 6 people dead, including a federal judge, and a nine year old girl, along with 14 injuries including Rep. Giffords. What a tragedy.