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who was said to be the target of the attack, was shot in the head at close range and is in critical condition. A 22-year-old local man, Jared Lee Loughner, was arrested at the scene, and is being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The motive for the shooting is currently unclear, as the suspect is not talking and has invoked his rights against self-incrimination. Giffords is the most senior U.S. politician to be shot since the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in March 1981.