Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Jared Lee Loughner Opens Fire

On January, 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner went to a Safeway supermarket in Tuscon where his target, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was holding a meeting. He opened fire, critically injuring Giffords and killing six others, including a judge and a 9-year-old girl.

Jared Lee Loughner Sentenced to Seven Consecutive Life Terms

Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. On January 7, 2011, Loughner opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store where Giffords was giving a speech.

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