Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Tucson, United States--8 January 2011

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 8 January 2011 (10:11 AM MST)

Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Type of event: terrorism


Six killed (U.S. District Judge John Roll, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, Gabe Zimmerman, Dorthy Murray, Phyllis Schneck, and Dorwan Stoddard), 13 injured in a shooting attack at a political event at a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona; U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, hosting the event, was targeted by the gunman and was injured along with at least one member of her staff.

The gunman, Jared Loughner, was tackled by two bystanders while trying to escape and was arrested; Loughner had recently made anti-government posts on his web site; a few hours before the attack Loughner was stopped by an officer for a traffic violation. Local authorities initially suspected that another male was involved in the attack.

Consequences: 6 killed, 13 injured


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