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Parents Of Alleged Shooter Jared Lee Loughner: 'We Care Deeply About The Victims'


Loughner is accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), killing six people (including a federal judge) and injuring 14 people. He appeared in federal court on Monday.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis K. Burke announced Tuesday that they set up a new victim services hotline so that victims could receive assistance under the Crime Victims' Rights Act.

"We are doing everything we can to help the victims of this terrible shooting," Burke said. "U.S. Attorney's office advocates have been on the ground in Tucson since midday Saturday working to help the victims and their families understand their rights, and get the help that they need. There is a still a long road ahead for those directly affected by Saturday's events, and we will be with them every step of the way."

U.S. Attorney's office victim and witness advocates, said office said in a statement, work directly with federal crime victims and their families so that they understand their rights and can participate in criminal proceedings pursuant to those rights.

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