January 10th, 2011
06:53 PM ET
The tragic shooting that killed six people and injured 14 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday is sending shockwaves throughout Hollywood, as well as the rest of the country.
In fact, two celebrities have connections to victims of the gunfire. A rep for Gwyneth Paltrow confirms to CNN that the "Country Strong" star is a distant cousin of the critically wounded Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.
“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,” Paltrow tells CNN in a statement.
"One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush tweeted that she is related to Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was killed in the rampage. (Alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is due in court today at 2 p.m. MT/4 p.m. ET, according to prosecutors.)
"She was my 2nd cousin... Devastating..." Bush wrote yesterday, later adding, "If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence..."
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