Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophia Bush are both related to victims of the tragic shooting spree in Arizona on Saturday.
Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in the rampage, is the 2nd cousin of Sophia Bush. Bush issued a public expression of her grief via Twitter on Sunday:
Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman shot in the head during the incident, is a relative of Gwyneth Paltrow. Giffords’ father and Paltrow’s father are first cousins. Paltrow released a statement following the tragedy:
Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence.