Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot today at a public event along with several other people. Congresswoman shot, alive in surgery in Arizona – KLOD Tucson, Arizona – Jan.8.1, 2:34 PM EST
Giffords was chairperson of the NASA subcommittee in the previous Congress and is the wife of astronaut Mark Kelly.
Update: It appears that Rep. Giffords has good prospects for recovery: Doctor optimistic about Congresswoman Giffords’ recovery – Reuters.
Unfortunately, six [five] other people, including one child, were killed: Hospital: Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords expected to recover after Tucson shooting that killed six including a 9-year-old and a federal judge – Wash. Post.