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Hundreds attend Tucson Mass to remember shooting victims

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Hundreds packed a Tucson church to mourn the dead and pray for the survivors of Saturday's mass shooting.

St. Odilia Catholic Church is where one of the six victims, Christina Taylor Green, was baptized and sang in the choir. The church is only blocks from the grocery store that was the scene of the rampage.

Bishop Gerald Kicanas said he believed Christina was singing with nine young girls who sang "Amazing Grace" during what the bishop called a Mass for healing. He called on those present to help "rid communities of violence and all that encourages and causes it."

Security was tight. No reporters were allowed on church property.


TUCSON, Ariz. (WKOW) -- Mourners will be gathering in Tucson tonight to remember the six victims of Saturday's shooting rampage and to pray for the 14 injured, six of whom remain in the hospital.

On Wednesday, President Obama will be attending a memorial service for those killed.

Meanwhile, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who had been meeting with constituents during the shooting, remains in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head. Doctors say her ability to follow simple commands and her giving the thumbs-up sign gives them reason to hope. And they say Giffords hasn't shown any signs of additional swelling to the brain.

At a news conference this morning, officials at the University Medical Center in Tucson said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now breathing on her own. A federal judge was among those killed.

Jared Loughner, 22, is being held without bail and has been assigned a lawyer who defended Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh.

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