Gun used in shooting spree bought at Tucson store

2011-01-09T12:00:00Z 2011-01-09T13:50:11Z Gun used in shooting spree bought at Tucson storeBy Tim Steller, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 09, 2011 12:00 pm  • 

Mass-shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner bought the gun used in Saturday’s killings on Nov. 30 at the Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3945 W. Costco Drive, the Associated Press and Washington Post report.

FBI Director Robert Mueller confirmed the timing of the purchase today and said it was a Glock model 19 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

The handgun purchase was legal, authorities said, and Loughner was not a prohibited possessor.

Loughner emptied one magazine during the shootings that killed six people and injured another 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, his target, authorities said. A woman at the scene prevented Loughner from loading a second magazine, said Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.

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