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The shots fired in a Tucson, Arizona town hall meeting on Saturday have ricocheted in Hollywood. Sophia Bush's nine-year-old cousin was fatally shot by the gunman and calls the violence "devastating."
"There are no words to explain what my cousin's family is going through in Arizona. How can this be? Violence is never the answer," tweeted the "One Tree Hill" actress, who is second cousins to the victim. "If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence."
According to the New York Times, Christina Green was a stellar student and stand-out athlete. To see her local government in action, her mom allowed her to see Representative Gabrielle Giffords speak at a townhall meeting near their home. A gunman opened fire, seriously wounding Rep. Giffords and killing six attendees, including Christina.
As the only girl on her little league team, Christina was following in the cleats of her family. Her father, John Green, is a supervising scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Her grandfather, Dallas Green, managed the Philadelphia Phillies when they won the 1980 World Series and also had stints managing the New York Yankees and Mets.
Christina came into this world on another tragic day in American history, September 11, 2001. Her mom, Roxanna Green, told the NYT, "Christina's birth was a happy event and made the day bittersweet." The young girl was featured in the book Faces of Hope, in which 50 babies born on September 11 were photographed.
'Country Strong' actress Gwyneth Paltrow was also touched by the tragedy. She is a relative of Rep. Giffords and told ET her "thoughts and prayers" are with the recovering politician.