‘How do you prepare for something like this?’

Christina Taylor Green, dead in a political drive-by shooting at the age of nine. Dear God, what has all this hate done to our country?

In a final heartbreaking irony, Christina (sadly, the granddaughter of former Phillies manager Dallas Green) was featured in a book called “Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11.”

And she was the only girl on her local baseball team. She played second base.

TUCSON, Ariz. – A 9-year-old girl was among the five who died in a shooting rampage in Tucson Saturday afternoon.

KTAR talked exclusively with her uncle Greg Segalini.

He described her as a “typical” girl who was bright, on student council and who loved ballet.

Segalini said the girl’s family went to the event to meet Congresswoman Gabreille Giffords.

“They just went up there because they were having the political rally.

“And the neighbor, who also was shot, thought it would be nice if she brought Christina up to the Safeway, just to you know, just to see it and the next thing you know this happened.”

Greg Segalini said his niece’s death still hasn’t sunk in yet.

“We, of course, didn’t anticipate. I mean, how do you prepare for something like this?”

He said he believes the little girl was shot in the chest.

“We went down to the hospital and she was dead.”

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One thought on “‘How do you prepare for something like this?’

  1. I thought we in America prized and valued the lives of children above all else? Will this girl even be mentioned in the coverage of this murder?

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