Christina Grimmie, age 22, and a singer from “The Voice,” was shot and killed after she had tweeted about her performance on June 10, 2016, with the pop rock band, Before You Exit. The shooting took place in Orlando, Florida, at the Plaza Live at around 10:30 p.m. EDT, where Grimmie had been the opening act for the lead band.
The singer was shot during an autograph signing session. A man, who was believed to be armed with two guns, opened fire when he approached Grimmie and fatally wounded the singer, as reported by “People.”
The City of Orlando, reports that Grimmie’s brother tackled the gunman after he opened fire. Shortly after he was tackled to the ground, the suspect shot and killed himself. Her brother is being praised as a hero, by the 120 other people who were in the Plaza Live during the time of the shooting.
Police arrived on the scene approximately two minutes after the shooting took place. The Orlando Police immediately secured the scene upon their arrival and found that two people had been shot.
The 27-year-old white male suspect’s identity has yet to be released, however, it has been learned that he does not live in the Orlando area. Police are looking into all his phone and computer records to find a motive behind the shootings. Along with the two guns, the suspect also had a hunting knife and more ammunition on his person.
By Tracy Blake
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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