On January 8, a shot targeted at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has caused that at least 6 people were killed and 13 injured.And compared with the shooting two years ago in the US, this time occurred in the United States for the first time in 30 years, attacks on members of Congress.Some analysts believe that this is the context of deteriorating economic conditions intensification of U.S. domestic political rivalries have led the tragedy.
on that day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is hosting a public forum with voters.At that moment, a 20-year-old young man suddenly rushed to Giffords, and shot in front of her at close range, Giffords was shot in the head, and immediately fell in a pool of blood. The gunmen then continued to fire the crowd, killing at least six people and 13 injured.The dead included chief federal judge in Arizona, John Rolle, a 9-year-old girl and an assistant of Giffords.5 of them seriously injured.
Gunmen attempted to escape after the attack,, but was controlled by the crowd, and then was arrested by the police.
Jared los Faulkner-the suspect, 22, in morning of 8, he wrote on his cyberspace, "Goodbye, my friends." Sheriff of Pima County Pu Nike said Lochner has a "bad past", a drug criminal record, mental state "instability", but not a " lunatic"
Federal Prosecutors filed a lawduit to the suspect of the shooting.Lochner, 22, was charged with five counts, including attempt to murder and murder.The local prosecution authorities in Tucson will do more in the future
Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and in critical condition; she was rushed to hospital for surgery.According to the doctor, Gifford’s head was penetrated by a bullet, and now she has accepted the completed surgery, the recovery is optimistic.
Rep. Giffords, 40, was born in Tucson, Arizona, graduated from Cornell University and Scripps College, studying American Mexican relations.
The Six dead are: a 9-year-old girl, Christina-Taylor Greene, 76-year-old Dorothy Morris, chief federal judge in Arizona, John Carroll, 76-year-old Darwin Stoddard, 79-year-old Phyllis Scheck, and Giffords, 30-year-old assistant Gabe Zimmerman.
Giffords as shot in the head seriously, she was immediately sent to the School of Medicine Hospital with the University of Arizona.
Giffords can be a survivor due to an internship arrived at the scene before the scene happen to have for her first aid, so she was able to save their lives;Another key is the 9 mm pistol with a small bullet and wear out the brain, did not left in the brain, so that less brain tissue was damaged.
The FBI found in the Lochner’s home a handwritten note that reads, "I plan ahead," "my assassination", "Giffords", Lochner was signed.
Police also found a clip of video on a video site that Lochner released attacking people in the U.S. government "thought control, brainwashing."
In the time The Gunners to reload bullets, 61-year-old Tucson resident Ramesh (Patricia Maisch) did not consider her own safety, rushed to seize the magazine.Ramesh received the Los Angeles ABC television interview, said, "Someone shouted 'quickly snatch magazine'.I snatch magazine, I was able to catch it that is exactly what I need to do.
Giffords’s health reform bill in the political stance has already incurred the resentment of thee Republican Party and many voters. The 2008 election when Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Plain once Giffords include Republicans in congressional elections last year, the focus of "target."Palin available online through a U.S. map, a list of 20 constituencies, marking guns sight pattern.Giffords where the constituency is one of them.
Giffords who have been a conservative Republican is considered a promising political star in the Democratic Party.After last year's midterm elections, the political Web site will be truly transparent elected to her "Star of Hope Congress 10", ranked seventh.
In 2006 she was elected to the House of Representatives, before that she has served on the House Armed Services Committee and the Scientific and Technical Committee, promote immigration reform, promoting stem cell research, promote new energy development, raise the minimum wage level, while urging the Government to strengthen border security, immigration thorough investigation
Giffords husband Mark Kelly, is a senior U.S. astronaut, he has been three times to go to the airspace shuttle mission.They met in Beijing in 2003 and married in 2007.
Tucson, Arizona, the public light a candle for Giffords to pray outside Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ office.
January 9, the U.S. Capitol lowered to half to condolences to the victims in the Arizona shooting.Meanwhile, the U.S. is lowered to half for 4 days.
Americans mourn the victims of shooting incidents, and to pay to injured members of Congress Giffords.
Killer told police he was alone to shot.But police believe the gunman may come together with another man to the parking.The man involved in attacks in some form.Police may have got another person's photo, and was chasing after the suspect.
However, police confirmed yesterday that the man is a taxi driver that send suspects to the scene. The official has ruled out the possibility of involvement of the person in the shooting.The driver appeared in the camera because the suspect did not pay the fare, he had come to ask for money.