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Report: Arizona shooter was disturbed

Report: Arizona shooter was disturbed
A screen shot taken from a video titled, "America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!" uploaded to the YouTube channel of user, Starhitshnaz. The account has been associated with Jared Lee Loughner, the only suspect in custody for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, at a public event in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011. Her condition and that of about a dozen other who were shot are not immediately known. (UPI/YouTube)

TUCSON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Arizona man arrested after a bloody massacre in Tucson has an online legacy of anti-authoritarian passions, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Jared Loughner, 22, was arrested after a Saturday shooting spree at a Tucson shopping plaza that left six people dead and 19 others injured.

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Research by The Washington Post showed Internet postings under Loughner's name focused on communist and fascist anti-government publications.

Among the injured was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who was shot in the face. She was in critical condition in intensive care Sunday, the newspaper said.

Giffords' 30-year-old assistant, Gabe Zimmerman, was one of the people killed.

Trauma director Dr. Peter Rhee told CNN Giffords was responding to commands after surgery.

The congresswoman has had previous brushes with violence, dating back to March after she voted for the Obama healthcare plan. Shots were fired at her Arizona office during the 2008 campaign and an armed protester was removed by police from a 2009 event, The Arizona Republic reported.

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