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Former Voice Contestant Christina Grimmie Fatally Shot by Man at Concert

Submitted by on June 11, 2016 – 2:52 pmNo Comment

Singer Christina Grimmie was shot to death following a performance in Orlando, Florida on Friday. The YouTube star and finalist from season 6 of The Voice was 22.

The assailant is also dead. After her performance, as she was signing autographs, he approached Grimmie and opened fire. He was immediately tackled by Marcus Grimmie, the singer’s brother. The shooter then reportedly shot and killed himself.

Orlando police have identified the shooter only as a 21-year-old white male. They had few details to offer, but say the man came to Orlando from another Florida city with the intent to kill Grimmie. He brought two small caliber handguns, several handguns, and a hunting knife to the concert.

The venue, The Plaza Live, does not have metal detectors or patdowns upon entry. Security guards do check bags and purses.

[via Orlando Sentinel]

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