Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot today at a public event in Tucson; she is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head. Five other people, including a child and a federal judge, died in the shooting spree. Jared Loughner, 22, is in custody.
We offer our prayers for the injured and for the souls of the dead. The suspect, if found competent to stand trial, and if convicted of capital murder, deserves to be executed.