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Video: Former ‘The Voice’ contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

A gunman opened fire at a Florida concert venue as singer Christina Grimmie signed autographs for fans after a show, killing the onetime star of The Voice before shooting and killing himself, officials said Saturday.

Christina Grimmie, who competed on “The Voice,” was shot after a man approached her with two guns as she signed autographs after the concert Friday night, police said, adding the suspect fatally shot himself.

 

Video: Former 'The Voice' contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

Grimmie, 22, was greeting fans along with members of the band Before You Exit after a performance on Friday at the Plaza Live music venue when a gunman approached and opened fire shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said.

 

Video: Former 'The Voice' contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

The unnamed suspect, whose motive was not immediately known, shot himself and died at the scene after Grimmie’s brother Mark tackled him, preventing injury to others, the Orlando Police Department said in a statement.

The singer was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died from her injuries early on Saturday morning.

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