PHOENIX (AP) — A 20-year-old intern to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has received a standing ovation at the Arizona Capitol for helping the congresswoman after a deadly shooting.
Daniel Hernandez started working with Giffords just five days before the attack Saturday in Tucson. He's a political science major and a junior at the University of Arizona.
Hernandez rushed to help the congresswoman and tried to stop the blood loss with his hands and some frocks provided by butchers.
He went with Giffords in an ambulance to the hospital, where she is in critical condition but expected to survive.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers to recognize Hernandez, who was in the chamber.