A post by Pat
530pm ET: A Note from Tammy 530pm ET: Yes, I will have the Palin Report and the Weekend Update for you today.
UPDATE 430pm ET:
UPDATE 330pm ET from Tammy: Fox is reporting 19 were shot, 5 have died, Giffords is in surgery with many others.
**UPDATE 2:46 ET – New reports say she is still alive and in surgery.
FOX News was originally told by three sources that Rep. Gifford died—a Capital Hill source and two federal law enforcement officials. Later reports from the Congresswoman’s office and from the hospital say she is still alive and in surgery.
**UPDATE 3:05 ET – A hospital official interviewed on Fox News reports Rep. Giffords is in surgery. She was brought in with eight others all of whom are in critical or serious condition.
The hospital will be making a statement at 1:30 p.m. AZ time.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot this afternoon at a local Tucson event. It is also reported that several others were also shot and four killed by a lone gunman who was tackled at the scene and is in custody.