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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Updated: List of injured victims in Arizona shooting released by Pima County sheriff

By Melissa Bell and James Buck
Pam Simon
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, left, and Pam Simon, one of the wounded victims of the Tucson shooting. (Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords/AP)

Update: 2:23 p.m.

After last week's shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), tons of newsprint have gone to the six fallen victims and to Giffords's battle to survive a gunshot wound to the head. Twelve others also were wounded. Who were these victims and how are they faring almost a week after that fateful Saturday at the Safeway? We'll update their conditions as news comes out. The Pima County Sheriff's Department released a list of the following victims:

(Caveat: A fourteenth victim was injured at the scene, but not from gunfire. The police have only released the names of those injured by gunfire.)

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Pamela Simon, 63
Simon, Giffords's community outreach coordinator, still sees the carnage whenever she closes her eyes, she told USA Today. A former English teacher at the same school Loughner attended, she told the Wall Street Journal she never knew the shooter. But she knew students like him: angry and isolated people who needed help. She says her goal is to help those students after she recovers.

She was shot twice, but is expected to make a full recovery and was released from the hospital Thursday. Her son, Fritz, read a brief statement from his injured mother: "The wounds inflicted are healing, thanks to the amazing care of the doctors and staff here at University Medical Center," he said. "The deeper wounds of needless loss of life, severe injury of co-workers and community members, and the sadness over this act of violence will take much longer to heal. I am touched and encouraged by the tremendous caring and coming together of the community."

Her son spoke to ABC News:

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Mavanell Stoddard, 75
Shot in the leg three times, Stoddard may have suffered a worse fate if it had not been for her husband, Dorwin. He dove to the ground and covered her from the fire, dying in her arms 10 minutes later. They had been grade school sweethearts in Tucson, only to move away and reconnect years later after their respective spouses had died. Stoddard has three daughters from her first marriage and two stepsons from her marriage with Dorwin.

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George Morris, 76

Retirees George and Dorothy "Dot" Morris had been high school sweethearts in their hometown of Reno, Nev., in the early 1950s. They went on to marry others, but 15 years ago, both widowed, finally married. They moved to Tucson, an area known for its senior community. They went to Rep. Giffords's event together, and when the shooting began, George tried to shield his wife, but she did not survive. He was hit twice; one bullet penetrated his lung. George remains in intensive care, though doctors say his condition is improving.

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Randy Gardner, 60
When the shooting started, Gardner took refugee behind a car, but he was shot in the right foot. This is the second major shooting Gardner has survived, the New York Times reports. In 1970, he fled from bullets at Kent State University when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War.

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Eric Fuller
Eric Fuller (Screengrab from CBS)

James Eric Fuller, 63
Fuller left a tennis game to catch the Congress on Your Corner, but wound up in what he called "a bad crime drama." Shot in the knee and in the back, Fuller said he was certain the shooter would reload and execute him, but when the violence stopped, he picked himself up and drove himself to the nearest hospital, Arizona Central reports. Fuller, a signature collector for political initiatives and a U.S. veteran, said he likes Giffords because she "is pro-labor and a fiscal conservative." He told the CBS Early Morning Show that he was "outraged that someone like Gabrielle Giffords could be attacked."

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Bill Badger, 74
A former military pilot with the Army National Guard, Badger thought fireworks had been set off at the Congress on Your Corner event to harass Giffords. Before he could see what was going on, three people had been shot. He jumped to avoid being shot, but a bullet glanced off his skull. Despite the injury, Badger rushed forward when the shooting stopped and helped two other people force Loughner down until police arrived. He told USA Today he had no idea how badly he had been hurt until after the shooter was handcuffed.

Bill Badger
Bill Badger holds up the hand of 61-year-old Patricia Maisch at the Tucson memorial service as the two are applauded by the crowd, including others who were at the shooting scene, for stopping and disarming the gunman. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
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Ronald Barber, 65
Barber, Giffords's district director, encouraged a woman to come back to the political event on Saturday after she finished her shopping, but before Anna Ballis could walk away, gunshots ran out. Barber was hit in the leg and the cheek and Ballis ran to his side, applying pressure to the leg wound to stem the bleeding. After two surgeries, Barber will likely move out of the intensive care unit at the University Medical Center. He reunited with Ballis on Thursday for a walk around the hospital.

Barber's daughter, Jenny Douglas, told the Arizona Star that he was deeply saddened by the death of fellow staffer Gabe Zimmerman and his friend Judge John Roll.

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Susan Hileman, 58
Holding hands with her neighbor's 9-year-old daughter, Hileman was struck by three bullets last Saturday as she waited in line to meet Giffords. Christina Taylor Green died. Hileman is still hospitalized, but may be out as early as next week. She will likely face months of recovery, in part because her hip was shattered by the gunshot.

Her husband Bill told NPR, "I hear her in her semiconscious ramblings screaming out 'Christina, Christina let's get out of here; let's get out of here!' She keeps talking about the holding of hands and then the realization that she was on the ground and the bleeding was profuse."

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Mary Reed, right, and her daughter, Emma McMahon, 17. (Jack Kurtz/The Arizona Republic/AP)

Mary Reed, 52 Emma McMahon was a congressional page for Rep. Giffords over the summer but never had a chance to take a photo with the congresswoman she admired. Her mother, Mary Reed, took Emma to the meet-and-greet for a quick photo to commemorate her work. When the shooting started, Mary didn't know what the sound was but instinctively shielded her daughter with her own body. She was shot three times but never stopped protecting her daughter. She considers herself lucky that her wounds didn't hit major organs, bones or veins and that her family is safe.

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Kenneth Dorushka, 63
New Jersey natives Kenneth and Carol Dorushka retired to Tucson eight years ago. On the morning of the event, they heard about the meet-and-greet on the radio and decided to meet the congresswoman. When the shooting began, Kenneth Dorushka's instinct was to get his wife out of the way, pushing her to the ground. When she tried to get up and run, he held her down and shielded her with his arm, which was then struck by a bullet. He was treated and released on the day of the shooting.

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Kenneth Veeder, 75
Veeder is a retired Vietnam veteran from the Army's Airborne Infantry. His leg was grazed by a bullet at the Giffords event. He was released from the hospital the same day, KVOA reports.

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The other victim has been identified as James Tucker, 58. We will update with any additional information soon.

By Melissa Bell and James Buck  | January 14, 2011; 11:12 AM ET
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Comments

Thanks Post for publishing this - I'd been wondering about the other 13 victims. I respect their desire to remain anonymous, but is there any news on the unnamed victims?

Posted by: chris76543 | January 14, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Chris76543, I'm looking for it! As soon as we here, we'll update this or create another story. Thanks!

Posted by: Melissa Bell | January 14, 2011 1:38 PM | Report abuse

It is a true shame a 9 year old died for no reason. The main target (giffords) she is going to survive and the 9 year old dies it should have been the other way around.

Posted by: rmoeman2 | January 14, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

@ rmoeman2 - Your comment was uncalled for and totally asinine. It's a shame that anyone was shot, period. It doesn't make it better or worse that one died while another did not.

Thanks WaPo for updating us on the other victims. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the families.

Posted by: aktotlykrzy | January 14, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, WaPo. This is the first coverage I've seen of the wounded which seems remarkable and a glaring oversight. Especially the story of Mary Reed, who shielded her teenage daughter. The other 61 year old female hero alluded to seeing this, but I never read any other mention of Ms. Reed's heroism until this blog. I hope the Post and other media focus on these wounded as opposed to continuing to run the same stories over and over. Thanks.

Posted by: Omyobama | January 14, 2011 6:28 PM | Report abuse

OK, I have been reading all the comments from both sides, that is the republican and democrat, or maybe it is the liberal and the conservative, your call. But i have finally read enough. As Paul Krugman said, "the nuts are listening" refering to the those of you who are responding to the rherotic of the loud mouth hard line conservatives suggesting that democrates "must be removed" and "by whatever means". I will say it here that the loud mouths saying these reprehensible things are simpley doing it for the money. That's right, loud mouth FOX media pupets like Palin and that jerk sean hanity are making megabucks on the backs of those of you who lack the ability to think on our own and think you are riding some kind of world changinfg wave of new world interpretation. But unfortunatily you who are following these charlitans are just not too smart. They do not really want people to die, but if they do, so be it, as long as they are making the big bucks. But those following these loud mouth liars should consider what it is exactly that you are cheering for. Do you really want to incite the crazies to take to arms and actually kill people? Is the 6 year old child that was killed really the enemy? I doubt it. Unfortunately the republicans think that they can bully the rest of us to follow their ideas. But I for one will never bow to their will and they should know I do not stand alone. As a democrate i do believe that every American should have health care, not just the fortunate and wealthy, I for one believe that every American should have access to an education, not just the fortunatate and the wealthy. Let's face it, the republicans have used the tea bagers to get control of the house, just as they used the evangelicals to get Bush elected. Once they are in power, they will pay some lip service to the tea bagers (i.e. read the constitution), but in the end they will tell them to move over as they push their agenda. The biggest crime is of those that call themselves "independent" or "undecided" because they swing with the tides. Let's face it your are either a democrat (cares about others) or a republican (cares about themselves) it is that simple, stupid!

Posted by: colorado1 | January 14, 2011 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I am in shock and sad for the events, and at the same time I am admiring how many people were ready to save the life of their love ones, even when they lose their one. Pure love.

Posted by: Sula1 | January 15, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Violence-prone mentally-ill people cannot be held accountable for their actions because they don’t know what they are doing. As with any sick person, they should be treated and, eventually, cured, not punished. So argued most callers on an NPR radio show.

Well, to those callers might consider that only a minute fraction of mentally-ill folks, outright psychotics even, are not violent. Some sane people, on the other hand--hired assassins, gung-ho mercenaries, and such--kill without compunction. Therefore, it would appear that the proclivity for violence in some people is not a function of insanity or sanity. Nor does environment seem to be a factor. Some individuals, obviously, are born killers.

Those callers might also ponder this point: psychologist and psychiatrist might be able to diagnose a mental illness—actually any lay person can tell in five minutes if someone is mentally unstable—and couch their findings in scientific jargon. After all, it’s their livelihood. But do they have the science to treat and cure the mentally ill? Is there any hard evidence that they have ever cured anyone, much less a born killer?

I, for one, hold that the good of society, the violence-prone, insane or otherwise, should be incarcerated for life or executed, as the law allows. The trade-off should not be hard to accept: Better to make life safe for innocent people at large than to worry about the rights of a few individuals bereft of a normal conscience.

If someone broke into my house to harm my family and I had a gun handy, I would shoot first and mull the moral issue and legal consequences later. Thank-you Founding Fathers for our Second Amendment rights.

Posted by: Carlossss | January 17, 2011 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I feel that guns should be limited because people are taking advantage of their power to own a gun. I feel that even though the people who use guns for the wrong reason are punished and put in jail it still won’t bring the person back. They might have not gotten away with the murder it still does not make the family who lost their family member feel any better. They still lost someone they loved and locking away the person is not going to change that. It still hurts inside and if guns were limited they would never have gotten their hands on the gun to kill someone in the first place. It is an easy way to kill someone and change someone else’s life a great deal. They are a way to kill someone and not have to face them because you don’t have to look them in the eyes as if using another weapon. Guns don’t pick a target so where ever you shoot is where it is going to go and if you miss you cant take it back. There is no turning back time and no fixing what you did if you accidentally kill or even shoot the wrong person.

Posted by: nikkichrissy01 | January 19, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

I feel that guns should be limited because people are taking advantage of their power to own a gun. I feel that even though the people who use guns for the wrong reason are punished and put in jail it still won’t bring the person back. They might have not gotten away with the murder it still does not make the family who lost their family member feel any better. They still lost someone they loved and locking away the person is not going to change that. It still hurts inside and if guns were limited they would never have gotten their hands on the gun to kill someone in the first place. It is an easy way to kill someone and change someone else’s life a great deal. They are a way to kill someone and not have to face them because you don’t have to look them in the eyes as if using another weapon. Guns don’t pick a target so where ever you shoot is where it is going to go and if you miss you cant take it back. There is no turning back time and no fixing what you did if you accidentally kill or even shoot the wrong person.

Posted by: nikkichrissy01 | January 19, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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