Tucson Photos Released Of Shooting SceneBy: Amanda Crum - May 22, 2013
Nearly 600 photos have been released related to the 2011 Arizona shooting, which killed six people and severely wounded then-Rep. Gabby Giffords.
Police say that most of the pictures of the victims have not been included. Instead, they show shooter Jared Lee Loughner’s motel room, cell phones, and the guns and ammunition he used in the attack. He was found to have two magazines that held up to 31 bullets, two 15-round magazines, and a 4-inch knife among other things on his person.
In November, Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences plus 140 years after he pleaded guilty to the federal charges against him. The photos, plus thousands of pages of reports, were released due to his sentencing. Also released were photos of the crime scene directly after police arrived, which show bullet fragments found on the ground and a police cruiser which was turned into a makeshift whiteboard so officers could scrawl notes on it.
Loughner showed up at a grocery store in Tucson that day and opened fire into the crowd that had gathered for a meet-and-greet with Giffords. She was shot in the head and suffered severe injuries which took months to recover from; as of today, she’s had no comment on the release of the photos.