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Six dead, Arizona Congresswoman injured after mass shooting: Eleven others were also injured: TUCSON, AZ. (NEWS1130) - Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is out of surgery after being shot in the head at point blank during a mass shooting in Tucson this morning.

Six others are dead, including a small child and a federal judge. Eleven others were injured during the incident, which took place during a constituents event at a Safeway.

Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said an unspecified number of her staff members were wounded in the shooting.

ABC's Chuck Meyer spoke live on News1130 this afternoon and says details are still sketchy.  "The amount of gunfire, the number of gunmen and the type of weapons involved are still uncertain.  We hope to have that sorted out before too long."

During the US health care debate last year, a bullet was shot into her Tucson office, one of several campaign offices that were vandalized at the time.

Witness Jason Pekau tells CNN he heard about 15 to 20 gunshots.

President Barack Obama says "some" people have died in the shooting.  He calls the incident "an unspeakable tragedy" and that "[this] senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in free society."

Police say a shooter is in custody. He has been identified as Jared Loughner. Little information is known immediately about him at this time.

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