"The Voice" star Christina Grimmie has died after being shot in Florida.
Florida authorities say she was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando by a suspect who fatally shot himself after being tackled by the singer-songwriter's brother. It was there she later died, according to Orlando police.
Orlando Police Department officials said during a news conference that Grimmie was shot about 10:45 p.m. Friday at The Plaza Live, where she had performed earlier. They say the suspect "walked up and shot" Grimmie after the performance, while merchandise was being sold and autographs were being given. Grimmie's brother tackled the shooter, who shot himself.
Police say the unidentified suspect had two guns, but no motive has been established.
Suspect who shot @TheRealGrimmie is a 27yo WM. He is not local. He was armed with 2 handguns and a hunting knife. pic.twitter.com/fxvfXua7BM
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
No further information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.
Grimmie, a 22-year-old New Jersey native, finished third during season six of NBC's "The Voice."
Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family pic.twitter.com/y4OMkm0uXu
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 11, 2016