Christina Grimmie, Former Voice contestant shot dead in Miami while signing autographs

“She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds.”

The 22-year-old  star was shot at 10.45pm  on Friday at The Plaza Live in Orlando by a gunman then shot himself after being tackled by her brother.

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The gallant brother Mark Grimmie with Christina

The former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie , 22-year-old , who took part in the US version of TV talent show, was signing autographs for fans in Orlando, Florida when she was shot.

Police say her brother tackled the suspect who then shot and killed himself.

…Christina singing “Hello” by Adele

A spokesman for the singer said: “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord”

“We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning.”

“If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need.”

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Christina is said to have been selling merchandise and signing autographs when the incident occurred.

Orlando Sergeant Wanda Miglio said: “This should have been something fun and exciting and for something like this to happen is just a tragedy.” She appears to have been shot twice in the head.

The police officer described Grimmie’s brother as a hero for helping prevent anyone else from getting hurt.

There has been a lot of out pouring of love and conolenses from fans on twitter

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