Saturday, June 11, 2016

Former "The Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie died after being shot in Orlando


Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old singer known for her YouTube and The Voice presence, died after being shot following an Orlando concert on Friday night.

Orlando Sgt. Wanda Miglio said in a video-streamed news conference that Grimmie and the band she was opening for, Before You Exit, were selling merchandise after the show at the Plaza Live Theater when a man shot her, and then himself around 10:45 p.m. EST.

Miglio has confirmed that the shooter is dead, although he has not been identified.

Juana Villegas, who attended the show, said in the video below that "we were waiting out there to go see her come out at the back of the venue, and we just see security running, and then a girl comes out hysterically crying. She said that someone shot themselves next to her."

The gunman was armed with two guns.