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‘The Voice’ Contestant Christina Grimmie, 22,
Dead After Concert Shooting



Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on “The Voice,” was fatally shot Friday night at her concert in Orlando, Florida, Variety has confirmed.

The 22-year-old singer was a finalist on Season 6 of NBC’s hit singing competition show.

A statement from Grimmie’s team reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds. 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. https://www.gofundme.com/christinagrimmie.”

Grimmie was shot Friday night, following her performance at the Plaza Live Theater in Orlando, Fl. when an unidentified shooter came at her, around the time of a meet-and-greet. It is unclear whether the shooter knew Grimmie, according to local police, and local NBC affiliate WESH reports that as many as five gunshots were fired.

Following the shots, Grimmie’s brother reportedly tackled the shooter, who then shot himself and is dead.

Grimmie was brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center, per WESH, where she was in critical condition. Later that night, Grimmie’s reps confirmed her passing to Variety.

Grimmie was on Adam Levine’s team during her time on “The Voice” when she came in third place. The young punk-pop singer has a large social media following, and promoted her Orlando show on her social platforms just hours before her tragic death.

Before Grimmie’s passing was confirmed, “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton took to Twitter to express his concern. He tweeted, “Cant believe this” and “praying.”

The Orlando Police also confirmed Grimmie’s passing on Twitter early Saturday morning, posting, “With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, has died from her injuries.”

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