PHOENIX - Residents across the city of Tucson are commemorating the third anniversary of the shooting that killed 6 people and wounded 12 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Bells rang and flags were raised Wednesday at 10:10 a.m., which was the time when a gunman opened fire on Jan. 8, 2011 at a meet-and-greet event being held by Giffords.
About 100 people gathered on the front lawn of the University of Arizona Medical Center, where victims of the shooting were treated.
A pastor read a prayer and the names of those killed and injured. A bell rang once for each name followed by a moment of silence.
Community members say such events are not just a way to remember the victims, but to look forward and learn from the tragedies.