One celebrity for whom this weekend's tragic Arizona shooting hit particularly close to home is: Gwyneth Paltrow. The Country Strong star is a cousin of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head and is in critical condition. Although the two have never met, Paltrow released this statement to Entertainment Tonight, speaking out against the violence:
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.
Gwyneth isn't the only celebrity related to a victim of the shooting ...
Sophia Bush, star of One Tree Hill, is the second cousin of Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old who was born on September 11, 2001, and was killed in the shooting. Bush reacted to her relative's death 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."
Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families who have been struck by this horrible tragedy.
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