LA City Hall Bell To Ring 9:11 A.M. Sunday To Commemorate Anniversary Of Tucson Tragedy

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —The Los Angeles City Hall bell will be rung at 9:11 a.m. Sunday as part of a nationwide commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that killed six people and left 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild sent a letter on Tuesday to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in his role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, asking mayors to ring bells in their cities at 10:11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the time the shooting took place, on Sunday to honor its victims and survivors.

Villaraigosa asked Councilman Tom LaBonge to ring the City Hall bell, according to a LaBonge aide. Villaraigosa is in San Francisco for the inauguration of Mayor Edwin Lee for a full, four-year term.

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