Police name six killed in attack on congresswoman


Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 9 at 2:14 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators released the names of the six people who were fatally shot Saturday in an attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a political event outside a Tucson supermarket.

Giffords was shot in the head and in critical condition at University Medical Center in Tucson.

The Pima County sheriff's office identified the dead as:

  • U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63
  • Dorthy Murray, 76
  • Dorwin Stoddard, 76
  • Christina Greene, 9
  • Phyllis Scheck, 79
  • Gabe Zimmerman, 30, a member of Giffords' staff

Giffords, a three-term congresswoman, was among 13 people wounded in the melee.