The Voice Star Dies After Being Shot At Concert
A former contestant on the American version of The Voice has died in hospital after being shot at a concert in Florida.
Christina Grimmie, who came third on the show in 2014, was targeted while signing autographs after performing at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando.
The unidentified shooter killed himself after being tackled by the singer’s brother. Orlando Police tweeted: “With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries.”
Police spokeswoman Wanda Miglio said a man with two guns walked up to the 22-year-old near a merchandise table and opened fire.
Grimmie was hit at least once.
“This is a very tragic event,” Ms Miglio said. “This should have been something fun and exciting and for this to happen is just a tragedy.”
The star had just opened for the band Before you Exit when the shooting occurred about 10.30pm local time. Witnesses saw people trying to give her CPR at the scene and she was initially described as being “critical” in hospital.
Hot dog stand worker Josh Call heard four or five gunshots. “It was quick like pow, pow, pow, pow,” he said, adding that a security guard rushed to clear others from the area.
The hashtag #PrayForChristina was trending on Twitter before police confirmed her death.