Arizona shooting case update
In Tucson, some are healing, some are saying goodbye, and some are still working to unravel the mystery of why a gunman attacked and killed so many.
The Congresswoman continues to keep getting better, meanwhile investigators are focusing now on a timeline, and as of Friday night they have photos they say of Jared Loughner posing with a gun. The pictures were dropped off to be developed on the eve of the shooting.
Less than a week after being shot in the head at a meet and greet event in Tucson, Arizona,
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition– but continues to make progress. Her doctors say she is opening her eyes more frequently and performing more complex movements– spontaneously and on command.
We couldn't have hoped for any better improvement that we're seeing now given the severity of her injury initially.
Giffords is one of four victims still hospitalized, nine others have been released including Giffords aides Ron Barber and Pam Simon – who stopped by Giffords' Tucson office.
Investigators continue to focus on the movements of 22-year-old suspect Jared Lee Loughner leading up to the mass shooting on Saturday.
A bag found Thursday in a dry riverbed near Loughner's home contained seven boxes of the same kind of ammunition used in the shootings, it's being tested by the FBI for DNA and fingerprints. The results could take up to ten days.
Loughner is behind bars and faces federal charges for the attack that injured thirteen people and killed six, including Federal Judge John Roll whose funeral service was held in Tucson Friday.
Arizona's Senators will introduce legislation to name a new Federal Courthouse in Yuma, Arizona after Judge Roll. An aide to Senator John McCain says Roll recently approved the plans for the building that he will never see but will bear his name.