Published On: Sat, Jun 11th, 2016

Singer Christina Grimmie dies in Orlando shooting

Christina Grimmie
ORLANDO: Singer Christina Grimmie, who gained fame as a contestant on the television singing contest “The Voice,” was shot and killed at a concert in Orlando on Friday, police said on social media.
“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie, has died from her injuries,” the Orlando Police Department said on its Twitter account.Grimmie had performed with the group Before You Exit at Orlando’s Plaza Live and stayed after to sign autographs.
A man walked toward her and shot her, police said.
“Christina’s brother immediately tackled the suspect, who shot & killed himself,” the police said.Grimmie’s brother tackled the gunman, who shot himself, the Orlando Police Department said on Twitter.
Police tweeted the suspect was dead.Grimmie placed third during the 2014 season of the “The Voice,” a singing competition on NBC.“We are heartbroken,” said “The Voice” in a Twitter post.

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