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Tucson Prepares For Services In Wake Of Rampage

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TUCSON (AP) — A Mass to remember the victims of a weekend shooting rampage will be held Tuesday evening in Tucson. And tomorrow, President Barack Obama is expected to attend a memorial service in Arizona.


KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore Reports From Tucson

KTAR Radio Reporter Jim Cross Chats With KNX 1070

Six people were killed and 14 people injured in Saturday’s shooting, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in a hospital intensive care unit.

Suspected gunman Jared Loughner appeared in a federal court in Phoenix yesterday to answer to charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and killing federal judge John Roll.

Meanwhile, one of the doctors treating Giffords says there was no change in her condition overnight.

When asked about swelling in her brain on the third day, which is when it often reaches its peak, Dr. Michael Lemole told NBC’s “Today” show that a CAT scan early today showed no increase in swelling.

But he cautioned that it can sometimes take longer for swelling to peak.

Lemole said the fact that Giffords responds to commands indicates there’s not a lot of pressure in the brain.

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