Singer Christina Grimmie shot dead

The Voice singer Christina Grimmie was shot dead after a show held in The Plaza Live Theater, Orlando, Florida last Friday. She had a performance at Before You Exit’s band concert.

Christina Grimmie

According to news reports, the 22-year old singer was signing autographs during a meet-and-greet session, when a man approached and shot her three times.

Singer’s brother Marcus Grimmie was also at the venue and  quickly seized the attacker who also shot himself.

Christina Grimmie was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to her gunshot wound.

Florida Police Department has identified the attacker . A 27-year-old man named Kevin James Loibl of of St. Petersburg, Florida.  It was also reported Loibl also carried two  loaded magazines and a hunting knife. It was found out that he drove by himself to commit the crime and had plans of fleeing back to where he came from.

Christina Grimmie

It was said that Marcus Grimmie’s immediate action saved around 120 people in the event.

Loibl ‘s phone, computer and other belongings were investigated by the Florida police to search for any clues on his motives. As of writing, no evidence was found that Christina and his attacker knew each other.

The Plaza Live Theater cancelled all upcoming events until further notice. It has released an official statement saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost as well as those that witnessed and aided in the recovery after this senseless act,”  .

Christina Grimmie rose to fame from “The Voice” (USA,Season 6) where she worked with Adam Levine as her coach. She auditioned with her powerful performance of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”. She is also an online sensation with more than 3 million followers .

Here is a video of her Snapchat video invite and last performance at Before You Exit’s concert.

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