Giffords Marks One Year Since Shooting
January 11, 2012
It has been one year since U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was
shot in the head and nearly killed during a public rally in Tucson,
On Sunday, Giffords is expected to attend at least one of several events
being held in the southwestern United States city to mark the
anniversary of the shooting.
the year since the attack, the 41-year-old Democratic congresswoman has
made a remarkable recovery, enabling her to return to Congress in August
to cast a vote on legislation raising the federal government's debt
The man charged in the shooting, Jared Loughner, in which six people
died, has pleaded not guilty. He has reportedly been diagnosed with
schizophrenia and has been in jail since the crime.
Among those killed were a federal judge, a member of Gifford's staff and
a nine-year-old girl. Besides Giffords, a dozen other people were
Giffords has not yet said whether she will run for re-election in