Giffords, husband visit sites in Tucson area

AP News
Posted: Jan 08, 2012 1:37 AM
Giffords, husband visit sites in Tucson area

Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's husband says she has returned to the scene of last year's shooting among visits in the Tucson area Saturday.

Mark Kelly says on his Facebook page that Giffords returned to the Safeway supermarket for the first time since the attack in the parking lot there a year ago Sunday.

Earlier, Kelly said on Twitter that the two of them visited staff at Tucson's University Medical Center, where Giffords was treated after the attack.

Kelly also tweeted photos of himself and Giffords at the Davidson Canyon Gabe Zimmerman Memorial trailhead outside Tucson Saturday morning.

Zimmerman was one of six people killed when a gunman opened fire at a Giffords meet-and-greet event at the supermarket. Giffords was shot in the head and 12 others also were wounded.

The Democratic congresswoman has been recovering in Houston. She returned to Tucson Friday to participate in events planned Sunday to mark the anniversary.