Giffords Departs for Rehab in Texas

Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:51am

TUCSON, AZ - Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords left an Arizona hospital today en route to Texas.

People lined the streets of Tucson as an ambulance took Giffords from University Medical Center to Davis-Montham Air Force Base.

Giffords is scheduled to arrive in Houston later this afternoon and will be admitted to Tirr Memorial Hermann Hospital to begin her rehabilitation.

The congresswoman was shot in the head while meeting with voters outside a Tucson supermarket January 8th.

Six people were killed in the shooting.  12 others were injured.

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