U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (L) talks to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) before U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama said the focal point his speech is the central mission of our country, and his central focus as president, including 'rebuilding an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded.' (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a skydive jump on what is the third anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left her critically wounded.
Giffords landed without any injury Wednesday afternoon at a skydiving site between Phoenix and Tucson.
After completing her landing, Giffords blew kisses and waved to a crowd of reporters. She described the jump as a wonderful experience.
Six people were killed and 13 wounded when a gunman opened fire Jan. 8, 2011, at a meet-and-greet event held by Giffords.
Residents in Tucson marked the day with a bell-ringing ceremony and a moment of silence.