Nine-Year-Old Victim's Uncle: 'How Do You Prepare For Something Like This?'

Greg Segalini, uncle of child victim Christina-Taylor Green, holds her picture.(Photo by Jim Cross/KTAR) 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

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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 sad irony, Christina-Taylor was featured in a book called “Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11."

She was the granddaughter of Dallas Green, the manager who led my beloved Phillies to our first World Series in 1980. She was the only girl on her baseball team, playing second base.

She had the baseball genes.

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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If you’d like to do something positive, please make a donation to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, or to RBI - Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. I think she'd have liked that.

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