Published: Jan 13, 2011 12:23 AM EST
Updated: Jan 12, 2011 9:23 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - President Barack Obama is at University Medical Center in Tucson to visit Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, as well as other victims of Saturday's shootings.

Obama and his wife, Michelle, went immediately to the hospital after arriving in Arizona to take part in an evening service for victims of the rampage.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said: "The president wanted to begin this solemn trip by stopping first at the hospital where congresswoman Giffords and others continue to recuperate."

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