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Gunman Identified In The Fatal Shooting of 'The Voice' Christina Grimmie

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Jun 12, 2016

Early yesterday morning (June 11th), news surfaced of NBC's 'The Voice' singer, Christina Grimmie (pictured below) was fatally shot and died in Florida, after a performance at the Plaza Live. Prior to the incident on Firday (June 10th), Christina informed her fans where she was performing in promoting the event. 

One thing that raised eyebrows and speculations about the shooting of Christina Grimmie is the lack security at the venue she was performing at and how somebody got in with a gun. While Christina who has 22 years old was signing autograph, a man that  was armed with two guns opened fire at the crowd. 

Later after investigation and reviewing surveillance cameras, police officials identified Kevin James Loibl (pictured below), 27 as the gunman. Loibl killed himself after shooting Christina. Her brother who is being depicted as a hero, tackled Kevin in trying to protect his sister but unfortunatetly, a bullet striked the singer. 

Christina Grimmie's publicist, Heather Weiss released this statement below, following the incident,, informing Christina's fans and the public about the tragedy. 

"She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn't survive the gunshot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning."

Christina's band, Before You Exit who was touring with her, expressed her character below.

"Christina was such a loving, caring, beautiful person with the biggest heart." 

And the kind of singer that she was. 

"She was an absolutely incredible musician and an even better friend."

Christina Grimmie rose to stardom after being discover on YouTube and finished third on Season 6 of "The Voice." She had fans from all over the world, who admired her talents and creativity in music. Christina will be missed but the hearts she touched with her music will always be remembered. 

Prayers and condolences to the family.