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Tucson Massacre — The Day After

The morning after a shooter on Saturday targeted nearly a score of victims at a Tucson strip shopping center, grievously wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and killing six, including a federal judge, a nine-year old girl, a congressional aide and several retirees, much of the nation awakened still trying to make sense of the carnage.

Law-enforcement officials said they were pursuing a second suspect, a man thought to be in his 50s who they believe accompanied the alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, 22, to the shopping center where Giffords was holding a meet-and-greet with constituents.

Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner, speaking from his Ohio congressional district Sunday morning, called the shooting an "inhuman act." He added the shooting was a reminder of the risks taken by public officials in doing their duty.

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