CNN Wire Staff
Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona remained in critical but stable condition in a Tucson hospital Monday as her alleged would-be assassin made his first appearance in court.
The alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, briefly appeared in a Phoenix courtroom to formally hear the charges against him. A preliminary hearing was set for January 24.
"We are focused and we are determined to achieve justice," U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke said in a written statement.
Loughner is accused of opening fire outside a Tucson supermarket where Giffords was meeting with constituents Saturday. Six people were killed - including a federal judge - and 14 others were wounded in the shooting.
In addition to Giffords, seven other patients remained hospitalized, doctors at University Medical Center said. Five of the patients were in serious condition and two in good condition.
Two patients remain in intensive care, they noted.
Updated: 7:20 pm
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