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Jan 8, 2011 4:18 PM

UMC: "Optimistic" about Giffords condition, 1 young girl dead

TUCSON - UMC Dr. Peter Rhee is "very optimistic" about Gabrielle Giffords' chances of recovery - she is out of surgery and is heading to the Intensive Care Unit.

Rhee says 10 patients were delivered to UMC - of those, 1 young girl is dead, 5 people are critical condition and 5 people are in surgery. Rhee says the deceased girl was about 9 years old.

Giffords was responding to and following commands after the surgery. Rhee says she was shot in the head.


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