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The Voice singer Christina Grimmie shot dead during a concert in Orlando

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 June 2016, 14:50 IST

Singer Christina Grimmie was killed during a concert on 10 June, when a gunman shot her dead before shooting himself.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the 22-year-old Grimmie - a former participant on the musical reality television show, The Voice - was holding a concert in Orlando, Florida.

The man allegedly opened fire when Christina was signing autographs after the concert.

According to various media reports, Grimmie's brother nabbed the suspect who shot himself. The motive of the crime has not been ascertained.

BBC quoted Orlando Police Department spokeswoman as saying, "During the struggle, the suspect shot himself. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene."

Grimmie was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The singer was best known for her stint on The Voice - where she finished third - and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians.

#RIPChristina trended on Twitter as fans expressed their grief on the passing of the viral star.

The Voice took to Twitter to pay tribute to Grimmie.

Watch Christina Grimmie sing Wrecking Ball on The Voice here:

First published: 11 June 2016, 14:50 IST
 
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