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The Giffords Shooting: Gunman ID'd, 6 Dead, 12 Wounded, Press Conference Scheduled For Tonight
Jared Lee Loughner, 2006 Mountain View High School Yearbook via HuffPo
Six people died, including a 9-year-old and a federal judge, and 12 were injured today when a guman opened fire outside of a Tucson, AZ grocery store during a public event with US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Chief Judge John Roll of the U.S. District Court for Arizona and a 9-year-old whose identity has been withheld were among the dead, according to authorities. Democratic congresswoman Giffords sustained a single gunshot to the head that passed through her brain, reported Dr. Peter Rhee of University Medical Center in Tucson. She is reported in critical condition
An Arizona law enforcement source and a federal law enforcement source identified the suspect as 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner (spelled Laughner in earlier reports), reports CNN. Police also reportedly recovered a 9mm Glock handgun. A news conference to discuss developments in the case is set for 6:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT).
A MySpace page belonging to a "Jared Lee Loughner," age 22, of Tucson, was deleted, reports the Huffington Post however a YouTube account with cryptic videos and writings about sleepwalking, new currency and mind control, still exists in his name. Slate weighs in on "the rush to delete embarrassing, incriminating, or inconvenient Web pages in the wake of breaking news."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.