Jan. 8 shooting memorial seeks funds - Tucson News Now

Jan. 8 shooting memorial seeks funds

This butterfly will be on the Jan. 8 memorial wall. It was drawn by Christina-Taylor Green. (Source: Tucson News Now) This butterfly will be on the Jan. 8 memorial wall. It was drawn by Christina-Taylor Green. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona's congressional delegates have asked President Barack Obama to help find money to pay for a memorial honoring the victims of the 2011 mass Tucson shooting.

The shooting left six dead and 13 injured, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, the target of the attack.

MOBILE USERS: Illustrations of the memorial and photos of the victims can been seen HERE.

The January 8th Memorial, a non-profit organization that's raising money for the memorial that's planned for downtown Tucson, says the project is in its second phase of development.

In total, 33 members of Congress signed the letter asking for financial support. The letter doesn't ask for a specific amount.

The foundation says it just launched a $4 million fundraising campaign. It released plans for the large-scale memorial in January that includes carved symbols along a dark red steel wall and areas to reflect.

Shooter Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison.

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