Sophia Bush has revealed that her 9-year-old cousin was one of the people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting in Arizona.
Schoolgirl Christina Green was one of a number of people murdered when a gunman shot congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a public meeting in Tucson before opening fire on the crowd.
One Tree Hill star Bush called Green’s death “devastating” and expressed her dismay that anyone would resort to such “senseless violence”.
“She was my 2nd cousin… Devastating,” Bush posted on Twitter. “There are no words to explain what my cousin’s family is going through in Arizona. How can this be? Violence is never the answer.”
She went on to tell her followers: “If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No-one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence.”
Green was born on September 11, 2001.