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Congresswoman shot in Arizona

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

TUCSON, AZ (RNN) -U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, was shot at point-blank range at a public event in Tucson, AZ. 

Seven people were injured and four were killed in the incident.

According to Darci Slaten, University Medical Center public affairs officer, Gifford's death has not been confirmed.

"She is alive and in surgery right now," Slaten said.

Earlier, CNN and Fox News had both confirmed Giffords' death.

The third-term congresswoman was reportedly shot in the head, according to the "Tucson Citizen."

The shooting happened just after 10 a.m. at the Safeway on Ina and Oracle, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

The injured were taken to University Medical Center (UMC) in Tucson.

Darci Slaten confirmed that five to seven patients have been admitted.

Slaten said there were four fatalities, but would not confirm the identities.

Representative Giffords, D-Arizona, has served Arizona's eighth district in Congress since 2007

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