Former US Voice star shot dead following concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former contestant on US show the Voice, Christina Grimmie was shot dead following her concert in Orlando, Florida on Friday 10 June.

Police were called to reports of a shooting at The Plaza Live venue, where the offender, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, had shot the 22-year-old singer while she was having a meet and greet with fans

The singer’s brother, Marcus, tackled the offender who then shot and killed himself.

A police statement said that: “Christina Grimmie died from the gunshot wounds she suffered.

“Her brother Marcus is a hero and possibly saved countless other lives”.

Loibl had brought two loaded handguns, additional ammunition and a hunting knife with him to the venue, where around 120 people were still present at the time of the shooting following the concert.

Detectives are continuing to search for a motive.

The Plaza Live issued a statement via Facebook in which they paid tribute to the singer, and stated staff would provided with grief counsellors with further events suspended at the venue.

Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine, who coached Christina while on the Voice, said via Twitter that: “Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death.

“Our hearts go out to her family”.

The shooting of Christina Grimmie occurred just days before a gunman massacred revellers at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, just ten minutes away.

TNT News

Photo Credit: Justin Higuchi

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