The lead trauma surgeon at University Medical Center is currently holding a press conference. He says that Rep. Giffords is alive. She has come out of surgery. And the surgeon says that he is “very optimistic about [her] recovery.” He later said: “I’m about as optimistic as I can be in this situation”
He confirmed that Giffords was shot through the head, with the bullet exiting her head on the side opposite to the entry wound.
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