Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend events Sunday in Arizona to mark the anniversary of a shooting rampage that left six people dead and the congresswoman with a gunshot wound to the head.
Giffords was the target of the January 8, 2011, mass shooting in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket during a constituent meet-and-greet. Prosecutors accuse Jared Loughner, 23, of the attack that also injured 13 people.
Giffords is still recovering from the injuries stemming from the shooting. She has made few public appearances since the incident with a few notable exceptions such as casting a vote raising the federal debt ceiling and an interview with ABC.
She has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation in Houston, but has returned to Tucson four times since the shooting, according to her office.
Last week, Giffords returned to Arizona for memorial events that included unveiling a plaque in memory of Gabe Zimmerman, one of her aides shot in the rampage, and visiting a trailhead named in Zimmerman’s honor, according to pictures on her Facebook page.
Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut and Navy captain Mark Kelly, will take part in a vigil on the University of Arizona campus.
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