January 9th, 2011
04:57 AM ET

Person of interest sought in Arizona mass shooting

Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a person who is possibly associated with the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona.

A gunman went to a town hall meeting at the Safeway supermarket in Tucson. Six people were killed and 12 others were wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Early Sunday morning, investigators released a surveillance camera photo of a man who was seen at the location where the shooting occurred.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters Saturday that authorities were searching for a second individual who was a "person of interest" in the investigation.

He is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old. He has dark hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark blue jacket.

If you have any information about the individual, you are asked to contact 911, 88-CRIME or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (520) 791-6974.


Filed under: Arizona • Crime • Gabrielle Giffords
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  1. laurie

    I've skimmed through the comments, and it's simply a tragedy to me that somebody shot people in a grocery store. People who had their minds on grocery shopping for orange juice, bread and fruitloops. Tragic that someone felt the need to play judge and felt justified in shooting them. No matter who they were. It is sad that people were shot to death, and injured. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased, and those that were injured. And even prayers going out to the shooter. Not of a right mind. None of you people are making sense to me with your right wing/left wing babble. People have been hurt and killed. People who were mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, etc. to somebody. and all you can think of is posting rantings of political jargon and blah blah blah. Oh, and learn how to spell, would you?

    January 9, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. mk

    There's are two similaries between the shooter and the sought man...their noses and body build type..find the father and voila!

    January 9, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. stevensw

    BAN ALL GUNS BAN ALL REPUBLICANS IF WE HAVE TO FIGHT A WAR GREAT I'M TIRED OF LIVING IN FEAR AND LIVING WITH THESE GOD FREAKS KILL THEM ALL...

    January 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stevensw

    GET THESE GUN TOTING FREAKS OUT OF AMERICA PALIN HANNITY LIMBAUGH AND THE REST OF THE NAZIS MAY AS WELL BEEN THERE HELPING HIM DO IT THEY NEED TO BE ARRESTED~!!

    January 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stevensw

    TIRED OF REPUBLICANS KILL THEM ALL...

    January 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. stevensw

    GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE REPUBLICANS KILL PEOPLE

    January 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nostradamus

    In Colombia, South America, former President Alvaro Uribe, a corrupt ultra right-wing politician used to use Radio and TV to spread lies and falsehoods against the political opposites, against Human Rights groups and even against the Judges of the Supreme Court, saying that they were communists and enemies of the country. Through these incendiary remarks, Uribe knew he was directly inciting right-wing paramilitary groups that he helped to create and support, to take action. It's no surprise that during his atrocious administration (2002-2010) over 130,000 innocent people were killed just for thinking differently to him and there are 32.000 more victims whose bodies were never found. It’s not a secret the best friend of Alvaro Uribe in the United States is George W. Bush. In the Americas, there is not other doctrine that has done more harm to any country that right-wing extremism with it masterslave neoliberal doctrine, racism and intolerance. I would invite to individuals like Sarah Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Hanna, et al, to take a minute of their life to read the Main Command that left us like legacy, the father of modern democracy, the French philosopher Voltaire. He said: "I will sacrifice my own life if necessary, by the right that you have to think differently to me."…. If Palin, et al, had put in practice this Command, we would not be lamenting this tragedy..

    January 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael G

    The person of interest on the security cam looks alot like Jared Taylor leader of the New century foundation. The odd hairline and prominant chin look the same. Anyone agree. Hopefully someone is already on this. If not I'll call the feds myself!

    January 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. QinZirO

    probably because many
    perpetrators of debt stress and
    want to kill people .. Hahaha

    January 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sociaism Fails

    This is squarely the fault of Obama and the Democrats. They are clearly responsible for their HATE SPEECH.

    The shooter is a Left Wingnut. His favorite books are written by two of the worlds most notorious Socialists.
    Mein Kampf – Aldof Hitler leader of the National Socialist Workers Party
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx is the greatest hero of the Left

    Jared Loughner is a registered DEMOCRAT. OBAMA SUPPORTER. HE'S YOUR BOY.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mitchell

    This tragedy was bound to happen. After all the hatred that was spewed during and after the Presidental election, it was not a matter of "if", but "when." The atmosphere that was created, mainly by GOP and Tea Party politicians, surely fed into and advanced the already paranoia and mental deficiencies of this mass murderer. My heart, as the hearts of many Americans, is heavy with sorrow at these senseless deaths and injuries. Jared Laughner is ultimately to blame for his actions, but others should also look at what they could have done to calm down the racist, rhetoric, lies, and fear that was being spread by politicians, radio and tv talk hosts, and by professional racists at town hall meetings. The GOP leadership refused to speak out to disavow the disrespectful signs and lies about the President which were displayed at rallies. The GOP showed absolutely no leadership during that time and now when the House Majority Leader refused to say on record in the House Chambers that President Obama is an American citizen. He says that he cannot tell his colleagues what to think. No, but he can show leadership on this matter and put it into the record and finish it once and for all. I really don't expect any change. They will stick their head in the sand and deny that the hateful political speech that has been permeating the country has no relationship to his horrible tragedy.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John Doe

    The user "velariumark" on youtube seems to like that psycho.

    January 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. barbarita1974

    I thought this post was abpout identifying the piture this man looks a lot older to me than 50 I would say that he is at least 55

    January 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joseph Farah

    In response to this post: "Kipford
    Hamilton is quoting World Net Daily which has the honor of running a piece claiming that 9/11 was God raising a sword against New York. Brillaint...brilliant. WND openly admits that they do not review their stories before publishing them."

    These are blatant lies. No such piece was ever published by WND and WND has always employed editors to review stories before publication. WND does not even permit forum posts to be displayed without review, unlike CNN.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rodney

    Jared Lee Loughner
    7741 N Soledad Ave
    TUCSON, AZ 85741-1316
    Political Affiliation of record: REPUBLICAN
    Precinct Information: MTN VISTA UU
    3601 W Cromwell Dr
    TUCSON, AZ 85741

    January 10, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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