11:29am

Fri January 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Crowds Gather To Watch As Rep. Giffords Leaves For Houston

KOLD-TV is webcasting its coverage of the scene in Tucson, where an ambulance is taking Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) to the local Air Force base, from where she'll be flown to Houston for treatment there.

There's a considerable crowd at University Medical Center in Tucson and along the roads.

Giffords was critically injured in a Jan. 8 shooting rampage at an event she was holding at a Tucson strip mall. Six people were killed. Thirteen others, including Giffords, were injured.

Update at 2:15 p.m. ET: KHOU-TV in Houston, where Giffords has now arrived, is streaming its coverage here.

Update at 2:12 p.m. ET: The plane has arrived in Houston.

Update at 12:17 p.m. ET: The plane taking Giffords to Houston is departing. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.