Gabby Giffords Skydives to Mark Three Years Since Near-Fatal Shooting
Three years ago yesterday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was severely wounded in a mass shooting that the took the lives of six people.
She continued her remarkable and inspiring recovery by going skydiving in the desert between Tucson and Phoenix.
Here's more from AP:
TUCSON, Ariz. – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a skydive jump on what is the third anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left her critically wounded.
Giffords landed without any injury Wednesday afternoon at a skydiving site between Phoenix and Tucson.
After completing her landing, Giffords blew kisses and waved to a crowd of reporters. She described the jump as a wonderful experience.
Six people were killed and 13 wounded when a gunman opened fire Jan. 8, 2011, at a meet-and-greet event held by Giffords.
Residents in Tucson marked the day with a bell-ringing ceremony and a moment of silence.