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Tucson Area Marks 9 Years Since Deadly Mass Shooting

(Astríd Galván via AP)

Nearly a decade after Tucson became the site of a deadly mass shooting, the city renewed a promise the victims would not be forgotten.

Dozens, including survivors like former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, gathered Wednesday morning for a ceremony in front of a historic courthouse in downtown Tucson.

The 2011 shooting at a Giffords meet-and-greet event outside a supermarket left six people dead. The victims ranged from Arizona's chief federal judge to a 9-year-old girl.

A large permanent memorial is under construction. It's expected to be completed in the late summer or fall of this year.

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