Photo of Giffords on day of shooting released
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona speaks with Jim and Doris Tucker in Tucson on the morning of January 8.
March 4th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

Photo of Giffords on day of shooting released

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office Friday released a picture of her taken the morning of the shooting.

The congresswoman is seen standing in front of the grocery store, talking to constituents identified by her office as Jim and Doris Tucker.

Jim Tucker was shot twice, once in his calf and once in his collarbone, according to CNN affiliate KOLD. His wife escaped unharmed.

"I've wondered since the very beginning why wasn't I shot? But I just take it as a miracle from God that I wasn't, for some purpose," Doris Tucker has told the network.

The shooting outside the Tucson, Arizona, store on January 8 left six people dead and critically wounded Giffords.

She is undergoing rehabilitation at a medical facility in Houston.

The accused gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, was indicted Friday on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder.

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  1. Ryan

    On a long enough time line, we're all dead. So deal with it how you must, believe what you believe and move on. All the people that entertain eternal life fantasies, you're dead too. Have fun!

    March 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dedicated_Dad

    Personally I'm damn tired of hearing about her.
    I don't see what makes her any better than anyone else, or her experience any more of a tragedy than countless others shot in the head by lunatics or thugs.

    Heck, How come nobody reading this will have a clue who Aiyana Jones is without Googling her name? Likewise for Todd Blair, Jose Colon, or literally thousands of others killed by cops for no good reason at all?

    So, she got shot by a madman. Happens every day. Tired of hearing about it.

    March 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob DeVaun

      Really Dedicated_Dad? What makes her experience more of a tragedy is that she was specifically targeted by a crazy person due to the office she held; not because she was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Those who hold public office, on either side of the aisle, do so with the intent of making our national community a better place to live. While causing harm to any individual is immoral, harming a public representative causes additional harm to the community we live in.

      May 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
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