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11NR03 - MRF News Release - Congresswoman and Motorcyclist Shot

08 January 2011

Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Congresswoman and Motorcyclist Fatally Shot

Saturday January 8, 2011:
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot outside a grocery store while conducting a public event with her constituents in north Tucson, Arizona.  

Details are emerging, but its certain Giffords was shot along with up to possibly 5 more with injuries to another 12, or more.  

Giffords was Chair of the United States House of Representatives Motorcycle Safety Caucus. She was a true friend of the motorcyclists of this Country and served them well. We at the MRF are deeply saddened by this loss and wish her surviving family well in this tragic time.

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