Tucson park renamed for 9-year-old shooting victim

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Associated Press

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 1 at 6:34 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The youngest victim of the Tucson shootings has a park named in her honor.

The Canada del Oro Christina-Taylor Green Memorial River Park was officially dedicated Monday. The Arizona Daily Star says about 250 people attended the ceremony.

Nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was among six people killed at a congressional meet-and-greet Jan. 8 outside a Tucson supermarket. Thirteen other people were wounded including Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

John Green says his daughter used to play at the park. Pima County officials say they'll put up a plaque in the park to commemorate Christina's life.

She'll have a Little League baseball field in Tucson named in her honor next month. Christina's family is expected to throw out the first pitch when the Canyon Del Oro Little League season begins April 1.

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