Tucson Shooting Claims Victims Young, Old
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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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