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Published: Wednesday, 1/8/2014

Giffords completes skydive on shooting anniversary

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, shown with her husband, completed a skydiving jump on the third anniversary of being wounded by a shooter. Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, shown with her husband, completed a skydiving jump on the third anniversary of being wounded by a shooter.
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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.



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