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Posted: Saturday, January 8, 2011 6:09 pm | Updated: 9:11 am, Sun Jan 9, 2011.

Nighttime vigils are being held in Tucson and Phoenix for Arizona Congressman Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of the shootings Saturday in Tucson.

Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman who opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with voters, killing a federal judge and four others. The death toll includes a 9-year-old girl, a federal judge, and a staffer for the Democratic congresswoman.

Giffords is among at least 10 people wounded. She's reported to be in critical condition at a Tucson hospital after emergency surgery.

Vigils are scheduled at the State Capitol in Phoenix, outside Giffords' district office in Tucson and at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Tucson.

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