L.A. Scout Father of 9-Year-Old Shot

Arizona rampage resulted in six people dead, including nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green when she went to a Tucson grocery story to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was meeting with constituents there. She is the daughter of Dodgers scout John Green and grand-daughter of Dallas Green.

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt expressed condolences to Green, who is the son of former Philadelphia Phillies manager Dallas Green.

McCourt says the team lost a member of the Dodgers family, and the organization will do everything it can to support Green and his wife Roxana. McCourt called the shootings "a senseless tragedy" and says he has spoken to John Green.

Rep. Giffords was in critical condition Sunday as investigators filed five charges against the man suspected in the shooting rampage that killed six and injured 14.

Christina Taylor Green attended the meet-and-greet for the politician at a local market after being elected to her elementary school student council. "She was a good speaker. I could have easily seen her as a politician," her father told the Arizona Daily Star. He is the Dodgers' East Coast supervisor of amateur scouting.

"She kept up with everyone, she was a strong girl, a very good athlete and a strong swimmer," her mother, Roxanna Green, told the Daily Star. "She was interested in everything. She got a guitar for Christmas, so her next thing was learning to play guitar."

Greg Segalini, identified as the girl's uncle, told the Arizona Republic that Christina, who was taken to the event by a neighbor, was shot once in the chest and died at a local hospital. The neighbor was shot four times and was hospitalized after undergoing surgery.

Christina Taylor was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and was one of 50 9/11 babies (one from each state) included in the "Faces of Hope" book, written by Christine Naman. She was the only girl on her Little League team.

McCourt issued the following statement early Sunday morning:

"We lost a member of the Dodgers family today. The entire Dodgers organization is mourning the death of John's daughter Christina, and will do everything we can to support John, his wife, Roxanna, and their son, Dallas, in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization."

The Phillies also released a statement Sunday morning in regard to the tragedy. "The Phillies organization expresses our heartfelt condolences to Dallas and Sylvia and the entire Green family on the senseless, tragic loss of Christina's life. She was a talented young girl with a bright, promising future. Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by yesterday's horrific shooting."

Jared Loughner is charged with one count of attempted assassination of member of Congress, two counts of killing an employee of the federal government and two counts of attempting to killing a federal employee.

FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was sent by Attorney General Eric Holder to Arizona to help coordinate the investigation, said the shooter's motive was still unknown. Investigators say they seized evidence suggesting only the Giffords were targeted.

Investigators said they carried out a search warrant at the suspect's home and seized an envelope from a safe with messages such as "I planned ahead," "My assassination" and the name "Giffords" next to what appears to be the man's signature.

Torre to Join MLB>
Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, former Dodgers manager, is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about joining Major League Baseball as vice president of operations, the New York Daily News reported on its website.

Torre, who stepped down as Dodgers skipper at the end of last season, has had discussions with Commissioner Bud Selig about the position, the Daily News said, citing unidentified people familiar with the talks. Selig is said to be talking with other candidates, and wants a baseball person of "high stature" to run the operation, the newspaper said.

Torre, 70, played 17 seasons in the major leagues and was a nine-time All-Star. He's the fifth-winningest manager in MLB history with a 2,318-1,990 record in 29 seasons. He led the Yankees to four World Series titles.

If Torre accepted the position, he would be responsible for overseeing the department which deals with umpires and umpire- related issues as well as on-field discipline, the Daily News reported.

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