They were in line to see U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - chatting, waiting, enjoying the crisp Saturday morning. • And then they were gone, killed instantly by a spray of gunfire or taking their last breaths as frantic onlookers tried to help. • The six people who died in Saturday's shooting have become known the world over for how they died. What matters most, though, is how they lived. • Their lives were like ours. Last Saturday they got up and ate breakfast. • They considered what they would say to their congresswoman. • They made plans for later. • And then, in an instant, their plans, their voices, were silenced - and Tucson was changed forever.
One awful instant