Christina Green, at just 9, was the youngest victim of Saturday’s shootings at a Democrat ‘meet and greet’ at a Safeway parking lot in Tucson. The tragedy left 6 dead and 14 more injured. Christina was the second cousin of “One Tree Hill Star”, Sophia Bush and the 28 year old actress has Tweeted that her death is ‘devastating’. Bush is just one of the celebrities to be personally affected by the horrendous crime.
US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, alleged target of the gunman, still lies critically ill and fighting for her life in an Arizona hospital. But it is the death of 9 year old Christina Green that has attracted most intention, especially as her life began on another tragically historic day for the US: September 11, 2001. The young patriot was very proud of that, says her father, John Green, L.A. Dodgers’ supervising scout.
In a further celebrity link to the tragedy, it was announced that Congresswoman Giffords’ distant cousin is the actress, Gyneth Paltrow as the grandmother of Giffords and the late grandfather of Paltrow were siblings.
Celebrities Tweeted support for the victims and their families. However, there is suspicion that Congresswoman Giffords’ Tweet, shortly before the shootings, helped the gunman locate his target.
Surely blaming social media for such a heinous crime is crazy, though? A meet and greet session has to be publicized, if not by social media. It’s the fault of the gunman pulling the trigger, not the person who said where to find her!