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Dallas Green's granddaughter killed in Ariz. shooting

As the nation continues to learn more about Saturday's tragic shooting spree in Tuscon, Ariz., that claimed six lives and wounded a U.S. Congresswomen, more grim details are emerging.

Dallas Green's granddaughter killed in Ariz. shooting

As the nation continues to learn more about Saturday's tragic shooting spree in Tuscon, Ariz., that claimed six lives and wounded a U.S. Congresswomen, more grim details are emerging.

Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was among the murdered, was the granddaughter of former Phillies manager and current front office executive Dallas Green.

Christina-Taylor had gone to the event at a Safeway supermarket to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and, according to the Arizona Daily Star, she was an aspiring politician who hoped one day to attend Penn State.

She was the only girl on her Little League team and comes from a baseball family. Her father, John, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dallas, of course, has been in baseball for more than 50 years.

"The Phillies organization expresses our heartfelt condolences to Dallas and Sylvia and the entire Green family on the senseless, tragic loss of Christina's life," Phillies president David Montgomery said in a statement Sunday. "She was a talented young girl with a bright promising future.  Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by yesterday's horrific shooting."

John Green said Christina-Taylor had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary. 

"She was a good speaker," John told the Arizona Daily Star. "I could have easily seen her as a politician."

Christina-Taylor was born on Sept. 11, 2001. She had one older brother, 11-year old Dallas, named for his grandfather.

 

Matt Gelb Inquirer Staff Writer
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