Sheriff: Shooter Targeted Rep. Giffords

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Law enforcement officials believe Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was the intended target of an armed attack in Tucson.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said at a Saturday evening news conference that "I don't have information about whether she was the first person shot, but yes, I believe she was the target."

The sheriff said Giffords was shot once in the head, and 18 other people were shot. Six are dead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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