Front page reporting Gabrielle Giffords shooting
$1.50 plus tax Outside Southern Arizona $2.50 FINAL REP. GIFFORDS SHOT, CRITICAL Judge Roll, girl, aide, retiree, 2 others slain i - . I II 14 A i Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Giffords was talking with a couple, with about 20 people in the audience, when she was shot. THOSE KILLED 11 U.S. Judge John M. Roll Roll, 63, attended Mass Saturday morning and then stopped in to see Giffords at the event. JAMES PALKATHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Medical personnel treat a shooting victim believed to be Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside the northwest-side shopping center where she was meeting with constituents Saturday. A UMC surgeon said he was optimistic about her recovery, and noted she was following commands, which is a good sign. Two bystanders wrestle gunman to the ground, snatch weapon away By Rhonda Bodf ield ARIZONA DAILY STAR The last tweet from U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said, "My 1st Congress on Your Corner starts now. Please stop by to let me know what is on your mind or tweet me later." It sounded so innocuous. Minutes later, mayhem broke out and Giffords was critically wounded by a shot to the head. Six people were killed, including federal judge John Roll, who had recently worked with Giffords on court issues. A total of 13 people were injured. Also among the dead: Christina-Taylor Green, 9, who had recently been elected to student council and attended Saturday's event to learn more about government. Gabe Zimmerman, 30, Giffords' director of community outreach. Three retirees: Dorthy Murray, 76; Phyllis Schneck, 79; and Dor-wan Stoddard, 76. The shooting drew stunned reaction across Tucson. Groups gathered to hold prayer circles, while an impromptu shrine with candles and flowers cropped up outside Giffords' midtown office. It also drew immediate national reaction, with new Republican House Speaker John Boehner calling it "a sad day for our country" and the White House calling it an "unspeakable tragedy." "We do not yet have all the an swers," President Obama said. "What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society." The bullet exited Giffords' head cleanly. Dr. Peter Rhee, a surgeon at University Medical Center, said he was optimistic about her survival, and noted she was following commands. The shooting occurred at a northwest -side Safeway supermarket, at North Oracle and West Ina roads, where Giffords, a Democrat, was holding one of her regular "Congress on Your Corner" events, which allow her to speak directly with constituents. See GIFFORDS, A3 Visit azstarnet.com for continuing updates, plus more photos, video, blogs and your comments. FIVE PAGES OF COVERAGE INSIDE Judge Roll: U.S. District Judge John McCarthy Roll of Tucson was remembered Saturday by colleagues, lawyers and friends for his stern law-and-order style and dedication to the law. PageA2 Columnist Josh Brodesky: Pray, remember, mourn. There is no way to make sense of the senseless. Page A4 Vigils: Tucsonans gathered. More vigils are planned today. Page A4 TheshootenTheman accused of opening fire at a community meeting held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is mentally unstable, sheriff says. Page A5 National reaction: The president, Giffords' colleagues speak. Page A6 Christina-Taylor Green Christina, 9, was recently elected to her school's student council and wanted to learn about government. Gabe Zimmerman Giffords' constituent services director, 30, accompanied his boss to events and worked with people who needed Giffords' help with an issue. Dorwan Stoddard He and his wife were high-school sweethearts who married later in life. His wife was expected to recover. Also killed: Dorthy Murray, 76; Phyllis Schneck, 79.