Six people were killed and 14 others were injured yesterday after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people at a political meet-and-greet outside an Arizona supermarket. Among those killed were several septuagenarians, Arizona's top federal judge, a political aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and a 9-year-old girl who was born on September 11, 2001.

The 9-year-old, Christina-Taylor Green, was the granddaughter of former Mets and Yankees manager Dallas Green. She was also one of 50 9/11 babies featured in a book called "Faces of Hope." According to Arizona Daily Star, the third grader has just been elected to her school's student council, and she was fascinated by politics; family members say she went to the event with a neighbor to meet Giffords because she was so "excited" to learn more about the political process. She had even already told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State one day. "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...She went to learn today and then someone with so much hatred in their heart took the lives of innocent people," said her mother Roxanna Green.

Green was also following in her grandfather's footsteps: she was the only girl on her little league baseball team. The News spoke with a devastated Dallas Green, who said, "It's pretty hard. We're all hurting pretty bad...I can't believe this could happen to any 9-year old child, much less our own. The worst thing to ever happen to us."

The other victims were 76-year-old Dory Stoddard, a retired construction worker (conflicting reports say he was a pastor); 76-year-old Dorothy Morris and 79-year-old Phyllis Scheck; Gabe Zimmerman, an aide to Giffords; and Chief Judge John Roll of the U.S. District Court for Arizona. Roll was appointed to the bench by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, and had been the chief judge for the District of Arizona since 2006; he had previously received death threats when he presided over a case in which illegal immigrants were suing an Arizona rancher. Sen. John McCain, who had recommended Roll for the position, released a statement after the attack: "Words are inadequate to express such a profound loss to his family, friends, state and country, but it is appropriate to note that a man of great qualities and character was struck down today, and the wickedness of this atrocity, which included the murder of a small child, has broken the hearts of many and will be mourned for years to come."