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Shooting suspect: ‘I acted alone’

By DAVID ESPO
January 8, 2011

This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz. The Arizona Daily Star, a festival sponsor, confirmed from their records that the subject's address matches one under investigation by police after a shooting in Tucson that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded and at least five others dead. Police say a suspect is in custody, and he was identified by people familiar with the investigation as Jared Loughner, 22, of Tucson. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)

Officials familiar with the investigation into a shooting rampage in Arizona say the suspect claims he acted alone.

At least five people were killed and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in the episode, which unfolded as the Democratic congresswoman was greeting constituents in her district in Tucson, Arizona.

Police say the shooter is in custody. He has been identified by officials familiar with the investigation as Jared Loughner, 22.

Officials say Loughner told authorities at the scene he had acted alone, although it is not certain that is the case.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they are not authorized to provide details.

Giffords underwent surgery after the attack. The dead include a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press

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One Response to Shooting suspect: ‘I acted alone’

  1. b mcclellan

    January 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Funny is it not.,
    Depth of instant details ?

    Which symptom of press demise will labeled this one be?
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