TUCSON, Ariz. -- Eighteen people were shot at a gathering in Tucson this morning, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Six were killed, including a 9-year-old child and a federal judge.
Giffords and nine others were taken to University Medical Center in Tucson. She is now out of surgery and in critical condition in the intensive care unit and has been responding to doctors' commands.
Dr. Peter Rhee of UMC said he was "very optimistic" about Giffords' recovery. "I'm about as optimistic as you can get in this situation," he said. Rhee described Giffords' wound as "through and through" and said the next 24 hours would be critical.
The shooter, who has been identified as Jared Loughner, is in custody, but there is no information yet on a motive for the shooting. Some witnesses said Loughner, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was yelling names as he opened fire. No details about Loughner were immediately available.
RAW VIDEO AFTER THE SHOOTING