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St. Pete man accused of shooting 'The Voice' star Christina Grimmie,killed after concert in Orlando

Singer was signing autographs for fans
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 23:21:01-04

A singer who appeared on the hit television show "The Voice" has died after being shot while signing autographs at a concert.

Christina Grimmie, age 22, performed with the band Before You Exit at a show in Orlando on Friday night, according to WKMG in Orlando.

 

Orlando police said Grimmie had been at a merchandise table when the gunman opened fire. After shooting Grimmie, he was tackled by the singer's brother, then shot and killed himself.

Police have identified the gunman as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl from St. Petersburg.

 

Police do not know what his relationship to the singer may have been. They credited Grimmie's brother with having saved others from being shot during the incident.

During a news conference on Saturday, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said the shooter is from Florida and traveled to Orlando. Investigators are currently going through the suspect's phone records.

Authorities have not said why the gunman opened fire, and an investigation is ongoing.