This senseless crime is tragic. U.S. District Judge John Roll was among the dead when a Tucson shooter opened fire at a political rally and shot US Representative Giffords in the head. The media is reporting that Judge Roll happened to spot a friend when he was shopping and stopped to speak. Judge Roll was struck by a bullet when the shooter opened fire on Giffords. A nine year old child is also among the dead. Giffords had surgery to her head wound and one of her surgeons was optimistic about her recovery.
We send our greatest respects to Judge Roll and our sincere condolences to his family and friends for their loss.