Ill. Congressmen pray for wounded colleague

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois congressmen are offering sympathy and prayers after the shooting attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona.

Congressmen Jesse Jackson Jr., Mike Quigley and Jan Schakowsky say the attack is horrific and they’re offering condolences.

At least two people were killed and several others wounded Saturday, as Giffords met with constituents in Tucson. Hospital officials say Giffords’ outlook was “optimistic.”

A Jackson spokesman says the congressman’s events are frequently staffed by security personnel, but it’s too early to tell if changes need to be made.

A Quigley spokeswoman says security for the congressman hasn’t been addressed yet in light of the attack.

Police say the shooter was in custody.

(Copyright: The Associated Press)

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