TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona grocery store where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot reopened Saturday, one week after the mass shooting left six people dead and critically injured the congresswoman.
The Safeway opened about 7 a.m. local time, and business was brisk.
'We're doing OK'
"Our employees have been through so much but they are here, they're working and kind of anxious to reconnect with their customers and the community. We're doing OK," store spokeswoman Cathy Kloos said.
Jared Loughner, 22, was targeting Giffords at her "Congress on Your Corner" event at the supermarket, authorities said. He took a cab to the grocery store and went inside to get change for the fare before the rampage, authorities have said.
The store's opening was yet another sign the city of Tucson was healing.
Judge laid to rest
On Friday, Judge John Roll, the federal jurist slain in the shooting, was remembered for presiding over tough immigration cases as well as a man devoted to family who enjoyed walking his beloved basset hounds.
One week ago, he had stopped by a supermarket meet-and-greet for Giffords and was killed. The congresswoman, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, was still in critical condition, but progressing.
Roll's funeral at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic church came a day after the youngest victim, Christina Taylor Green, was eulogized there.
New details released
Authorities, meanwhile, revealed new details about the suspect's final hours. Jared Loughner, 22, posed for photos with a gun, dressed only in a bright red G-string, and had the film developed on the eve of the rampage, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to do so.
The detailed timeline of Loughner's busy 11 hours before the shooting also had Loughner checking into a motel, posting "Goodbye friends" on the Internet and buying bullets from a Walmart.
As those specifics surfaced, at least a half-dozen lawmakers around the country met with constituents at gatherings similar to the "Congress on Your Corner" meeting where Giffords was shot. The events, they said, sent a message that violence would not keep them from meeting face-to-face with constituents at supermarkets, hardware stores or anywhere else.