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Tucson Shooting Claims Victims Young, Old

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Tucson Shooting Claims Victims Young, Old

Tucson Shooting Claims Victims Young, Old

Tucson Shooting Claims Victims Young, Old

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The victims in Saturday's shooting include Phyllis Schneck, a 79-year-old widow and great-grandmother, who had come to Arizona to get away from the cold winters in her native New Jersey. Christina Taylor Green, 9, was the youngest victim. Green had been recently elected to her student council, and a neighbor took her to see Rep. Giffords in action.

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Now, the victims Saturday's shooting include Phyllis Schneck. She was a 79-year-old widow and great-grandmother who'd come to Arizona to get away from the cold winters in her native New Jersey.

She volunteered at a church. She sewed aprons and quilts. And we're told that she decorated many of those aprons and quilts with the logo of her favorite football team, the New York Giants. She was the oldest victim.

Christina Taylor Green was the youngest: Nine years old, a third grader, had an interest in government, had been recently elected to her student council. A neighbor took her to visit the congresswoman to see her government in action. She was born on 9/11.

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