We're praying for all the victims of the mass shooting today in Tucson. I don't suppose it's possible to wait 24 or 48 hours for the dust to settle and the facts to emerge before we start playing the political blame game, assigning the shooter to the left or the right, and so on? This is a profound tragedy for everyone involved. It seems wrong to politicize it even as some of the victims are fighting for their lives. How about a grace period out of respect for the families?
I've linked to some of the coverage in the right sidebar. Below is the most recent update from CNN.
[Updated at 4:52 p.m. ET] Chief Judge John Roll was among 6 people killed at an Arizona constituent meeting outside a Tucson grocery store Saturday.Thanks be to God for that. May the dead rest in peace and the killer or killers be brought to justice.
[Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET] The suspect in a shooting at an Arizona constituent meeting at a Tucson grocery story is a white male and born in 1988, CNN's Jeanne Meserve has confirmed from a federal law enforcement source.
Six people have died, including a 9-year-old girl, and 12 were injured, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, authorities said.
[Updated at 4:07 p.m. ET] Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition and a young child has died after a shooting at a political meeting at an Arizona grocery store, a hospital spokesman said Saturday.
Giffords, who was hosting the event, is under anesthesia after undergoing surgery for a single gunshot wound to the head "through and through," said Dr. Peter Rhee, Trauma Director at the University Medical Center in Tucson.
"The Congresswoman is not deceased. She is in critical condition," Rhee said in a press conference. "I am very optimistic about recovery."
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