This is just awful.
On Saturday morning, six people were killed and 4 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when a gunman opened fire in front of a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. The loss of innocent lives has hit home in Hollywood as two actress share personal relationships with two of the victims.
The congresswoman, who had been holding a meeting with constituents when the attack began, is actually a cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow's, though the two have never met. In light of her kin still being in critical condition this morning, Gwyneth released this statement:
"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."
Another actress who lost a family member in the shooting is One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush. Her nine-year-old cousin, Christina Taylor, was shot and killed during the rampage. Sophia took to her Twitter to express her grief, sharing:
"Devastating. 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…If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence…"
How unbelievably heartbreaking and sad. We can't even begin to imagine the pain and grief these poor families are going through.
We send our deepest condolences to both Gwyn and Sophia's families, as well as all the other victims of this terrible tragedy.
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