USA singer Christina Grimmie's killer identified

USA singer Christina Grimmie's killer identified”

The Voice singer Christina Grimmiewas fatally shot by a 27-year-old man — armed with two guns and a knife — who traveled to Orlando from another city in Florida specifically to kill her, police said Saturday.

Orlando police identified the suspected gunman as Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Fla. 

However, after Christina's brother tackled Loibl, the murderer killed himself.

Authorities are now searching Loibl's mobile phone, computer and residence to find out more about what led to the killing.

Many of her friends had shows of their own Saturday night, and several took a few moments to remember the slain singer. They say "the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene".

Orlando Police Chief John Mina praised Marcus' "very heroic actions" for preventing further casualties. "The suspect in this case is not from Orlando". He came from another city in Florida, Mina said.

Up to 100 people were at the concert, but only a handful remained at the venue when the shooting happened, officials said.

"We thought at first they were balloons, but then security started running all over the place yelling at people to get out because someone has a gun and someone is shooting".

Grimmie appeared on season six of The Voice and placed third by the end of the season.

Selena Gomez, who became close with Christina after the star joined her on tour, spoke out yesterday about her heartbreak following the news. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.

Hours before her performance in Miami, Selena shared a photo of herself and Grimmie, writing, "My heart is absolutely broken". Grimmie "is a loved member of our family. Our hearts go out to her family". "And Christina, I know that you're listening, and we love you", Platten told a crowd in Wantagh, New York.

Fellow The Voice judges have also paid tribute to the young singer, with Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton also talking to social media to share their shock and sorry.



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