US jury indicts Arizona shooting suspect

 A federal grand jury has indicted suspected Arizona shooter Jared Loughner on three counts for trying to kill US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides, officials have said.

A federal grand jury has indicted suspected Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, pictured, on three counts for trying to kill US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides, officials have said.

But US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke stressed that the three indictment counts were "just the beginning" of legal action against Loughner, accused over the January 8 shooting spree that killed six people and injured 13.

"We are in the early stages of this ongoing investigation," he said, noting that Loughner, 22, could face the death penalty for some of the crimes allegedly committed.

AFP

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