Christina Grimmie killed by Kevin James Loibl [images]

Posted by dreyk,Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Mark Grimmie(left with Christina Grimmie, having swapped faces in an app) described his sister as a 'superstar' and a goofball. Kevin James Loibl(right), of Florida, had specifically targeted Grimmie in the attack

Christina Grimmie killed by Kevin James Loibl [images]

On June 10, 2016, Christina Grimmie was shot three times by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl while signing autographs after a performance with Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida.

Christina Grimmie's closest friends are paying tribute to the late singer, who was shot and killed after her concert in Orlando, Florida.

Loibl then fatally shot himself after being tackled by Grimmie's brother Marcus.Grimmie was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition;her death was confirmed on June 11.

The Orlando Police Department reported that Loibl did not appear to know Grimmie personally, but had driven from another Florida city with the intent to confront her at the performance and cause her harm. Police say the man brought two handguns, two extra magazines full of ammunition, and a hunting knife.

Christina Grimmie killed by Kevin James Loibl [images]

Responding to the news on Twitter, The Voice wrote, "There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice."

Her coach, Adam Levine, wrote that he and his wife were "absolutely devastated and heartbroken ... This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world."

Fellow The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Usher and Pharrell Williams also sent condolences, as did show host Carson Daly.

Season 9 winner Jordan Smith tweeted, "A star has been snuffed out. An amazing story unwritten."Finalist Amy Vachal was "shocked and heartbroken".

Before You Exit, with whom Grimmie had performed before the shooting, tweeted, "Today we lost an angel, sister, and a beloved friend."

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