Indianapolis Representative's staff takes steps after Arizona shooting

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The staff of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indianapolis is increasing security after the shooting of Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords.

The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents.

District Director Justin Ohlemiller says Carson's staff has been in touch with U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials but declined to say what specific security steps were being taken.

He declined to give the congressman's whereabouts Saturday.

Protesters last March shouted racist slurs at Carson and a second black congressman, John Lewis of Georgia, near the Capitol in Washington as Congress debated the health care overhaul.

Other Indiana congressmen and senators did not comment directly on whether they were increasing security in light of the Tucson shootings.

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