Gabrielle Giffords anniversary: Tucson remembers Giffords shooting with services

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.

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