Survivors of 2011 Tucson mass shooting plan to build memorial

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TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Survivors, victims’ families, first responders and civilians involved in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting gathered Monday to discuss plans to build ‘Tucson’s January 8th Memorial’.

The foundation hopes to fund and build a permanent memorial commemorating the event of January 8, 2011 and the wonderful Tucson spirit which emerged immediately following the tragedy according to a new release.

The state Legislature decided not to fund a memorial this year, so the Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation is looking to raise the funds through private donors.

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They are hoping to raise around $1.5 million for the memorial and have set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 18 other people were shot on January 8, 2011, outside a grocery store as Giffords met with her constituents.

For more information about the foundation and memorial plans, visit www.tucsonmemorial.org.

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