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911 Tapes of the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting in Tucson

Emergency personnel attend to a shooting victim outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others were shot as the congresswoman was meeting with constituents. Complete Coverage: Tragedy in Tucson
AP Photo/James Palka
911 Tapes of the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting in Tucson
Emergency Personnel Attend to a Shooting Victim (AP)

The story, by now, is well known: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head and an aide was killed Saturday when an assailant opened fire in an area where the lawmaker was meeting with constituents.

The shooting rampage claimed six lives, including a 9-year-old child and U.S. District Judge John Roll, officials said. Thirteen more were wounded at the scene.

The chief suspect is Jared Loughner, a 22-year-old whom neighbors and friends described as a disturbed, pot-smoking loner.

While the media picks over the details of the shooting and Loughner, the chilling 911 calls, posted in videos below, provide incredible details of the incident, as well as of the rescue.

911 Tapes of Witnesses Reporting the Shooting

911 Tapes of Witnesses Helping Injured During the Shooting

911 Tapes of Witnesses Calling in Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting

  • Joshua Norman

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