As Tucson Continues to Grieve, Safeway Reopens

At the scene of the shootings outside a Tucson supermarket employees and shoppers paused for a painful moment of silence, exactly a week after the gunfire and bloodshed, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone.

"I'm sorry they lost their lives but I'm thinking of all the heroes that were here that day and in our store," said a shopper.

When she heard the gunfire Sheila Mott ran out of the store and found nine-year-old Christina Green near death and the woman beside her severely wounded.

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"She was bleeding. I could just see the blood coming out of her stomach I still can see that and I told her you need to lay down your little girl's gonna be fine just lay down you shouldn't be moving," said Mott, a Safeway employee.

"I walked up and I saw chaos lots of people on the ground," said paramedic Tony Compagno.

Compagno was one of the first on the scene and had to separate the living from the dead.

"It was tough, very tough," said Compagno. "I'll admit my mind went a little blank for a little while there."

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What Liz Guerra chose to remember today was not the horror, but the heroism.

"There were people there that were elderly that jumped in to do so much," said Guerra. "That spoke volumes about people and what they're willing to do to help others."

Friends and family remembered another of the six who were killed today at the funeral for 79 years old Phyllis Schneck, mother of three and grandmother of seven.

A week later more pieces are being added to the disturbing profile of the accused shooter Jared Loughner. In a video obtained by the Los Angeles Times and posted at is Loughner walks through his community college, talking behind the camera.

"This is my genocide school where I'm gonna be homeless because of this school," said Loughner on the video.

"We're still trying to find out as much as we can about him, there's still a lot to learn about him," said Pima County sheriff Clarence Dupnick.

A long-planned gun show went on as scheduled in Tucson today but in this western city there has been no apparent backlash against firearms.

"I think if there had been more individuals perhaps on the scene that had a weapon on them can't say it wouldn't happen but possibly not as many people would have been injured," said gun show shopper
Jovan Vercel.

  • John Blackstone

    From his base in San Francisco, CBS News correspondent John Blackstone covers breaking stories throughout the West. That often means he is on the scene of wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and rumbling volcanoes. He also reports on the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley and on social and economic trends that frequently begin in the West.