Christina Grimmie, ‘The Voice’ Contestant, Dies After Florida Shooting
Christina Grimmie, the former The Voice contestant, has died after being shot at a concert in Orlando, Florida, on Friday night.
Christina Grimmie Murdered In Florida Shooting
Grimmie was reportedly signing autographs with band members of Before You Exit, with whom she performed earlier, at the Plaza Live music venue. A gunman approached the singer and opened fire, before her brother tackled the shooter, the Orlando Police Department said on Twitter.
Performer Christina Grimmie was shot at concert @ Plaza Live. Grimmie’s brother tackled shooter Shooter shot himself pic.twitter.com/URpjXlrOdE
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
Grimmie died from her injuries and the suspect shot and killed himself.
“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her publicist Heather Weiss said in a statement.
“She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gunshot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning,” Weiss added.
Grimmie placed third during the 2014 season of the The Voice and the show was saddened by the news.
“We are heartbroken,” the show said in a post on Twitter. “Our thoughts are with her and her family.”
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) June 11, 2016