Man Shoots Ex-'Voice' Contestant Christina Grimmie, Commits Suicide

Man Shoots Ex-‘Voice’ Contestant Christina Grimmie, Commits Suicide

Christina Grimmie, a singer known for competing on The Voice, is in critical condition Friday night after she was shot after a concert in Orlando, authorities confirmed.

Grimmie and the pop/punk band Before You Exit were signing autographs and selling merchandise after their show at the Plaza Live Theater when a man walked up to her and shot her, Orlando Sgt. Wanda Miglio said in a news conference streamed on video.

Grimmie’s brother tackled the shooter. The suspect then shot himself.

The shooter, who was not identified, is dead, Miglio said. She said she has no information about the type of gun used, the motive or whether he and Grimmie knew each other.

Grimmie, who started out performing music on YouTube, is known for competing on The Voice in 2014. She finished in third place.

At Friday’s show, Grimmie was the last to perform before the show wrapped up, Miglio said.

News of the shooting spread quickly on social media. #PrayforChristina has started trending on Twitter as fans and celebrities expressed their concern.

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