The condition of a US congresswoman who was the target of an assassination attempt earlier this month has improved, her doctors said Sunday, dpa reported.
Gabrielle Giffords' condition was upgraded to serious from critical after doctors removed her from a ventilator, the hospital where she is being treated said in a statement.
Giffords was shot in the head January 8 while meeting with constituents of her Arizona congressional district in Tuscon. Six other people, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge, were killed in the attack and 14 were injured.
Funerals were held Sunday for two more of the victims, a Giffords aide and an elderly man who died shielding his wife from the gunfire.
Jared Lee Loughner, 22, faces charges in the attack.