8 Jan 2012

Wounded Congresswoman considering her future

1:13 pm on 8 January 2012

US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and nearly killed a year ago, is considering whether to run for office again.

Ms Giffords was wounded in the head when a gunman opened fire as she was meeting constituents at a shopping centre in Arizona on 8 January. Six people were killed.

After a long and slow recovery, Mrs Giffords now walks and talks with difficulty, but her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, says she's motivated to return to politics.