Candlelight Vigil For Giffords and Other Victims of Tucson Shooting
Several hundred people gathered on the Arizona statehouse grounds inPhoenix for a candlelight vigil tonight after Congresswoman GabrielleGiffords was critically wounded in Tucson by a gunman who shot seventeen people after the assassination attempt on Giffords. Six people died inthe shooting, including Federal District Judge John M. Roll, andnine-year-old Christina Greene.
Giffords remains in intensive care at a Tucson hospital tonight after undergoing surgery for a single gunshot wound to the head.
Earlier today, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters,“When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriolthat comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government…theanger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is gettingto be outrageous. And, unfortunately, Arizona I think has become sort of the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”
Tucson is in Pima County.
Image: A drum circle was part of a candlelight vigil held this evening at the Arizona statehouse grounds
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