Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords heading to Newtown - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords heading to Newtown

Posted: Updated:
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

On Friday, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, met with families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting.

Giffords and Kelly will meet at a private home with the families of the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The location was not disclosed to the media.

Giffords was shot in the head when a gunman opened fire at an event in Arizona in January 2011.

Six people were killed and more than a dozen were injured in that mass shooting.

The family of Victoria Soto, who is the teacher that helped save some of her students during the shooting, will be one of the families meeting with Giffords Friday.

The Soto family spokesperson also told Eyewitness News that the reality of what happened is still sinking in. They as a family are just beginning to feel the deep pain and the healing has such a long way to go.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumental is expected to meet with Giffords and the families as well.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Aiken Co. deputies may get raise

    Aiken Co. deputies may get raise

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:43:25 GMT
    Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt is asking county taxpayers for about $2.3 million more to give each of his deputies a 20 percent raise.More >>
    Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt is asking county taxpayers for about $2.3 million more to give each of his deputies a 20 percent raise.More >>
  • Four men wanted after pursuit downtown

    Four men wanted after pursuit downtown

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:07:30 GMT
    Four people are wanted after bailing from an SUV Tuesday night near Ellis Street, according to Augusta Crimestoppers.More >>
    Four people are wanted after bailing from an SUV Tuesday night near Ellis Street, according to Augusta Crimestoppers.More >>
  • High 5 4 Kids: Carlye Robertson

    High 5 4 Kids: Carlye Robertson

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:47:49 GMT
    Welcome to the Land of Oz, or the closest thing to it in McDuffie County at Thomson High School's production of The Wizard of Oz. And meet the girl playing Dorothy: Carlye Robertson. Her latest star turnMore >>
    Welcome to the Land of Oz, or the closest thing to it in McDuffie County at Thomson High School's production of The Wizard of Oz.More >>
Powered by WorldNow