Bullets Found in Bag Believed to be Carried by Jared Loughner Before Shooting

The Pima County Sheriff's Department confirms that bullets were found in a bag authorities believe Jared Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, was carrying in the hours before the attack.

The PCSD says about 10 a.m. today, an 18-year-old man was walking his dog near the home of Loughner's parents when he stumbled upon the bag.

Inside the bag, police say, was 9-millimeter ammunition, which is the same caliber bullet Loughner allegedly used in the attack.

The bag is believed to be the same one Loughner was seen removing from the trunk of his parents' car the morning of the shooting.

Loughner's father asked him about the contents of the bag before his son ran off into the desert -- carrying the mysterious black bag. Randy Loughner followed Jared, but lost sight of him shortly after he ran off.

The PCSD says the search for that bag has been called off, which indicates authorities are fairly certain the one found this morning is Loughner's.

The bag has been turned over to the FBI, which will conduct tests for DNA, fingerprints, hair, or anything else that might link it to Loughner.

The Department says the bag will also be shown to Loughner's father to determine whether it was the same bag he saw his son carrying the morning of the shooting.

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