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Christina Green funeral scheduled for Thursday in Arizona

Christina Green was the nine-year-old girl who was one of six people shot and killed by alleged gunman Jared Loughner last Saturday in Tucson. Christina Green was outside a local grocery store that day to meet Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was also shot.

By Associated Press / January 13, 2011

Women stand next to a spray painted sign across from the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church prior to the funeral for nine-year-old Christina Green in Tucson, Arizona, January 13. Green was killed in the January 8 shooting that left six dead and wounded U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

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Tucson, Arizona

The first of six funerals from Saturday's shooting in Tucson is Thursday afternoon — for the youngest victim of the attack, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.

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Services will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Tucson.

Christina was born Sept. 11, 2001, and was featured in a book about babies born on 9/11.

The third-grader had just been elected to the student council and had been interested in politics from a young age, which is why she went to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Her grandfather, former major-league pitcher Dallas Green, managed the 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies. Christina's father, John Green, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

She was the only girl on her Little League baseball team.

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