Jared Loughner is appearing in court today for a hearing to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 federal charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords and killed six people.

Here's what others are saying about Loughner and the shooting:

Providence Eyewitness News: Kennedy's sympathy for suspect Loughner