Rep. Giffords is Alive, Doctor Optimistic

Rep. Giffords is Alive, Doctor Optimistic

The doctor at the University Medical Center in Tucson just reported at a press conference that Rep. Giffords is alive and he is optimistic about her recovery. He said she was shot once, in the head, “through and through.”

He said that one person has died, a nine year old child.

The doctor said he could not say how Rep. Giffords will be in the long run, but that he is optimistic and that she had been responding to commands. She is under anesthesia at the moment.

KOLD TV reports that 18 people were injured and the others apparently were taken to other hospitals. The doctor reported that his hospital had 10 patients, apart from the child who died. KOLD states that the AP is reporting that a local judicial official also died in the attack.

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