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Tucson Survivor, Former Tiburon Resident Talks About Shooting



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    TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 17: A photo of slain shooting victim Christina Taylor-Green lies amidst notes and momentos left at a makeshift memorial at the University Medical Center on January 17, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. More than a week after a gunman killed six people and wounded more than a dozen more in a shooting rampage, hundreds of Tucson residents continue to visit the memorial daily to pay their respects and express their grief. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in serious condition inside the hospital. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    The woman who took her 9-year-old neighbor to meet their congresswoman in a Safeway parking lot two weeks ago is talking about the mass shooting that has captured the attention of the country.

    Suzie Hileman used to call the Marin County city of Tiburon home. She now lives in Tucson Arizona and was one of the people gunned down during a "Congress on the Corner" event held by congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on January 8. 

    The little girl Hileman was with, Christina Green, died in the shooting. 

    Hileman sat down with NBC's Brian Williams for an exclusive interview. 

    She tells a heart wrenching story of the event that includes her pleading with Christina to stay alive as both lay bleeding in the parking lot.

    "Christina-Taylor Green, don't you die on me," Hileman told Williams when describing that morning.

    A five minute video clip is at this link and posted below.