Christina Grimmie, Singer on ‘The Voice,’ Dies in Shooting After Concert

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Christina Grimmie, a former competitor on a TV singing foe “The Voice,” was shot after a unison on Friday in Orlando, Fla.


By REUTERS on Publish Date June 11, 2016.


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Christina Grimmie, a former expel member of a existence TV singing foe “The Voice” and a viral YouTube star, was fatally shot after a Friday night opening in Orlando by a gunman who killed himself moments later, a military pronounced Saturday.

Ms. Grimmie, 22, had achieved with a rope Before You Exit during a renouned Orlando song venue, The Plaza Live, and was signing autographs for fans and offered sell shortly before 10:30 p.m. when a gunman walked adult to her and non-stop fire, a Orlando Police Department pronounced in a statement.

The dialect identified a shooter on Saturday as Kevin James Loibl, 27, of Saint Petersburg, Fla. It did not announce a motive.

John Mina, a arch of a Orlando Police Department, pronounced on Saturday that a murdering was a intentional conflict by a male who had trafficked to Orlando with dual handguns and several installed magazines.

“The think trafficked to Orlando to dedicate this crime and afterwards had skeleton to transport behind where he came from,” Chief Mina pronounced during a news discussion Saturday morning. “There is no denote that he knew her.”

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A mouthpiece for Ms. Grimmie, Heather Weiss, said, “It is with a complicated heart that we can endorse that Christina has upheld and went home to be with a Lord.”

The Police Department pronounced in a matter that “Christina was a gifted immature artist, and we know that her fans and supporters wish as most information as possible.”

“We will continue to refurbish as a review unfolds,” it added.

When a sharpened began, a singer’s hermit Marcus Grimmie fast tackled a gunman, who shot himself during a indirect struggle. The military credited Mr. Grimmie with bringing a conflict to a quick finish and safeguarding fans from a gunman. There were about 120 people benefaction during a time of a shooting, a arch said.

“Her hermit Marcus is a favourite and presumably saved large other lives,” a Police Department said. It pronounced Mr. Grimmie was not harmed in his rumpus with a gunman.

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Police officials pronounced a think had dual installed handguns, additional ammunition and a sport knife. They were examining a suspect’s write and mechanism to try to establish a motive.

Ms. Grimmie was “critically injured” when military officers arrived during a venue on Friday night and died of her injuries during a sanatorium about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a military statement.

Ms. Grimmie rose to luminary on YouTube as a teenager, behaving covers of obvious songs by contemporary artists like Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion and Usher that garnered millions of views.

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Her form grew in 2014 when she competed on a sixth deteriorate of a renouned NBC singing foe “The Voice.” She finished third, winning a regard of a luminary hosts, a broader fan bottom and a understanding with Island Records.

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Ms. Grimmie’s manager, Brian Teefey, described her as “like a second daughter” and pronounced he was frightened by her death.

“All we wanted to do was support her in achieving her low-pitched dreams while safeguarding her from a pitfalls compared with a business,” Mr. Teefey said. “I never could have illusory this horrific eventuality being one of a pitfalls wanting to be avoided.”

On Saturday, her fans and friends in a song attention posted messages of startle and anguish on amicable media.

“I’m dumbfounded and troubled and unhappy that we mislaid that honeyed small girl,” Blake Shelton, a horde of “The Voice,” wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Adam Levine, another of a show’s hosts and Ms. Grimmie’s on-air mentor, wrote on Instagram before her genocide was confirmed, “I’m sad, repelled and confused.”

“This only isn’t fair,” he added.

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