9-year-old shooting victim was aspiring politician
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- At age 9, Christina Taylor Green was already an aspiring politician with hopes of being the first woman to play major league baseball.
She had just been elected to the student council at Tucson's Mesa Verde Elementary School and was interested in politics from a young age.
Born on Sept. 11, 2001, the third-grader was among six people killed Saturday outside a supermarket where a neighbor had taken her to meet Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The brown-eyed athletic girl loved to swim with her 11-year-old brother Dallas, her only sibling. Her mother, Roxanna Green, told the Arizona Daily Star that Christina loved animals, singing, dancing and gymnastics.