Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on The Voice, was shot and killed last night after a performance in Orlando, Florida. According to police reports, the gunman approached Grimmie while she was signing autographs in the venue and shot her multiple times, before turning the gun on himself.
Upon arrival officers found the male suspect, who was deceased, and one victim who was gravely injured. That victim, singer Christina Grimmie, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. She later died from those injuries.
Christina Grimmie was performing with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live Friday evening. The concert ended at10:00 p.m. The band members and Christina stayed to sign autographs for fans and sell merchandise.
Detectives were told the suspect – who is not being identified at this time – walked toward Christina and shot her. Christina’s brother immediately tackled the suspect stopping him from causing any more harm to Christina and her fans. During the struggle, the suspect shot himself. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. City of Orlando
At this time, there is no known motive, and the identity of her killer has not been released.