At a news conference moments ago, a spokesman at the hospital where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been taken said that Giffords is out of surgery after being shot through the head. The spokesman said he is "very optimistic about recovery" and "about as optimistic as I can get in this situation."

The spokesman said that a 9 year-old child is dead, while 5 other victims are in surgery and another 5 victims are in critical condition.