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Jan. 8 Memorial moving forward

Posted at 12:08 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 14:08:14-05
TUCSON (AP) - The large memorial honoring the victims of a mass shooting in Tucson of which former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords was the target is moving forward.
 
Leaders of the January 8th Foundation say they will break ground on the first phase of the project next year.
 
The memorial will be in Tucson's historic El Presidio Park and will include a wall, amphitheater and other features.
 
Executive director Crystal Kasnoff says the main portion of the memorial will cost about $4 million and that the foundation has raised about $1 million in private donations so far.
 
The Jan. 8, 2011, shooting left six dead and 13 injured.
 
Gunman Jared Loughner was sentenced in November 2012 to seven life terms in prison plus 140 years after pleading guilty to 19 counts related to the shooting.