Tucson shooting affects Mets family

The granddaughter of former Mets manager Dallas Green was the 9-year-old child killed in the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Third grader Christina-Taylor Green, already an aspiring policitican, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, went with a neighbor to Giffords' event to meet the politician, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

"She was born back east and Sept. 11 affected everyone there, and Christina-Taylor was always very aware of it. She was very patriotic and wearing red, white and blue was really special to her," her mother, Roxanne Green, told the newspaper. "She was all about helping people, and being involved. It's so tragic. She went to learn today and then someone with so much hatred in their heart took the lives of innocent people."

Christina-Taylor's father, John Green, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dallas Green managed the Mets from 1993-96, and also pitched five innings for the team in 1966. He currently works for the Philadelphia Phillies as senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro.