- Singer Christina Grimmie was shot after her concert in Orlando
- She was doing autographs when the assailant approached her
- The 22-year-old singer died in a local hospital
Singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot after her concert in Orlando, has succumbed to bullet wounds in a local hospital; few hours after the shooting.
In an article that was posted on BBC, it was disclosed that a man shot the 22-year-old singer, who had competed on the US television program The Voice, while she was busy doing autographs.
“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” the Orlando Police said in a tweet yesterday.
Her publicist also announced her passing saying: “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning. If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need.”
Police disclosed that Grimmie was shot about 22:45, local time, on Friday (02:45 GMT Saturday) at The Plaza Live in Orlando.
The assailant, who was tackled by Grimmie’s brother, shot and killed himself later on. The attacker, whose name has not been released, had two guns.
Police is now conducting in depth investigation on the case.
Grimmie, known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, is an American singer-songwriter who has been popular for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians.
In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. In June 2012, she told a reporter that she wanted to stop doing covers and start writing only original music.
In 2014, Grimmie participated in Season 6 of NBC’s singing competition, The Voice and got the third place.