Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Christina Grimmie was tragically shot and killed last night while signing autographs at her Orlando concert.
Grimmie was in town performing with the pop group Before You Exit at the Plaza Live Theater in Orlando and was meeting with fans when a man walked up to her and shot her in the head, Orlando Sgt. Wanda Miglio said at a news conference. Grimmie’s brother tackled the shooter, who then took his own life.
#PrayforChristina started trending on Twitter as friends, fans and other singers hoped for the singer to pull through en route to the hospital. Sadly, police announced early Saturday that she had died from her injuries. She was 22.
Few details are known about the suspect or the events that unfolded. Miglio said the suspect, who was not identified, had two guns with him, but she did not say whether the suspect and Grimmie knew each other, or what the motive could have been. ‘The Voice’ and several other acts associated with the show have taken to Twitter to express their grief.
We’re keeping Christina’s family, friends and fans in our prayers during this difficult time.
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