Rest in peace to all of jared loughers victims.
Six people were killed and 13 people seriously injured after a gunman went berserk with a Glock 9mm pistol in Arizona yesterday.
Ms Giffords, a 40-year-old pro-abortion Democrat whose husband is an astronaut, was holding a constituency meeting outside a Safeway store when she was shot.
She survived is now fighting for life in hospital, after doctors performed emergency brain surgery following the shooting.
Doctors said they were ‘happy and encouraged’ by her progress, adding that she was able to ‘follow simple commands’ by squeezing their hands or lifting fingers.
Federal judge John Roll, 63, and Christina Green, a nine-year-old schoolgirl invited along to the meeting as a treat by a neighbour, were among the dead.
Ms Giffords’ father Spencer J Giffords is the first cousin of director Bruce Paltrow – father of Gwyneth.
The others who died were Ms Giffords’ aide Gabe Zimmerman, Dorothy Murray, 76, Dorwin Stoddard, 76, and Phyllis Scheck, 79.
The gunman, 22-year-old man Jared Loughner was tackled to the ground by bystanders after the shooting.