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Update: Rep. Giffords Arrives In Houston

Gloria Giffords (center), Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's mother, talks with her daughter on the flight to Houston. Capt. Mark Kelly (far left), the representative's husband, talks with Tracy Culbert (center right), a nurse. i i

hide captionGloria Giffords (center), Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's mother, talks with her daughter on the flight to Houston. Capt. Mark Kelly (far left), the representative's husband, talks with Tracy Culbert (center right), a nurse.

Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Gloria Giffords (center), Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's mother, talks with her daughter on the flight to Houston. Capt. Mark Kelly (far left), the representative's husband, talks with Tracy Culbert (center right), a nurse.

Gloria Giffords (center), Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's mother, talks with her daughter on the flight to Houston. Capt. Mark Kelly (far left), the representative's husband, talks with Tracy Culbert (center right), a nurse.

Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

KOLD-TV is webcasting its coverage of the scene in Tucson, where an ambulance is taking Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) to the local Air Force base, from where she'll be flown to Houston for treatment there.

There's a considerable crowd at University Medical Center in Tucson and along the roads.

Giffords was critically injured in a Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding at a Tucson strip mall. Six people were killed. Thirteen others, including Giffords, were injured.

Update at 7:20 p.m. ET: Doctors report that the 930-plus-mile trip to Texas Medical Center went flawlessly. Giffords' staff also released a photo from the flight aboard a private jet (above).

Update at 2:15 p.m. ET: KHOU-TV in Houston, where Giffords has now arrived, is streaming its coverage here.

Update at 2:12 p.m. ET: The plane has arrived in Houston.

Update at 12:17 p.m. ET: The plane taking Giffords to Houston is departing.

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