Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has left the Houston hospital where she's been recovering for the last several months after getting shot in the face during the January 8, Tucson shooting rampage.
She will be living in her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly's, League City, Texas, home, about 26 miles from Houston.
Giffords will continue outpatient therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann, the facility at which Giffords had been recovering since moved from Tucson earlier this year.
"Congresswoman Giffords has shown clear, continuous improvement from the moment she arrived at TIRR five months ago," Dr. Gerard Francisco, the hospital's chief medical officer, says in a news release. "We are very excited that she has reached the next phase of her rehabilitation and can begin outpatient treatment. We have no doubt that she will continue to make significant strides in her recovery."
Her alleged shooter, meanwhile, is locked up in a government mental hospital where he remains unfit to stand trial.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.