2011 Tucson shooting

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Crime scene outside the Safeway
Location of the shooting
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DateJanuary 8, 2011
10:10 am MST (UTC-07:00)
TargetUS Representative Gabrielle Giffords
Attack type
Mass murder, assassination, murder attempt
Weapons9mm Glock model 19 pistol
Non-fatal injuries
14 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorJared Lee Loughner

The 2011 Tucson shooting was a mass murder in Tucson, Arizona.

The shooting happened on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Nineteen people were shot. Six of the nineteen people died. Another person was injured.

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holding a public meeting in the parking lot of a Safeway store.

Giffords was shot through the head from a very short distance. Her condition was said to be very bad just after the shooting. The six killed included John Roll, a chief judge for the District of Arizona.[1]

22 year old schizophrenic Jared Lee Loughner was arrested at the scene with five charges filed against him. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 crimes. He never gave a reason for the shooting. In November 2012, Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.[2]


  1. "Criminal Complaint Against Jared Lee Loughner". The New York Times.
  2. Ball, James (8 Nov 2012). "Jared Lee Loughner sentenced to life in prison". Washington Post. Retrieved 21 May 2014.