Gabrielle Giffords
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US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona

A US congresswoman has been rushed to hospital after after she and several other people were shot at a public event in Arizona.

Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives, was shot in the head at close range.

A man was arrested after the shooting at the event at a supermarket in Tucson attended by hundreds of people.

Reports say members of her staff were among the other people who were hit.

  • 08 Jan 2011