Man in 2011 Arizona shooting rampage sentenced to life

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Jared Lee Loughner, the man who went on a shooting rampage in Arizona in 2011 and shot then-congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole.
The incident occurred last January while Giffords was at a supermarket parking lot in Tucson in a normal campaign appearance when Loughner opened fire, wounding 13 and killing six according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Washington Post reported that several of the wounded spoke at the hearing. Giffords did not speak, but her husband, a former astronaut, did.
Giffords resigned her seat in the House of Representatives after the shooting.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Giffords has undergone a miraculous recovery and extensive rehabilitation.
According to The Washington Post, Arizona has some of the least strict gun laws in the country. Loughner, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia after the rampage, was carrying 93 rounds with him during the incident.

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