Read time: 2 minutes

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

gregseg.jpg
<br /> 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 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."

christinagreen.jpg

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.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.