More details on Christina Grimmie’s murder and killer

Christina Grimmie and dog

Christina Grimmie and Friend – Instagram

New details on the death of “The Voice” alum Christina Grimmie are now coming to light after police held a press conference in Orlando, Florida this morning.

According to the Orlando Police Department’s Twitter, the still unnamed shooter was a 27-year-old male fan of Christina who traveled from his home in another Florida city in order to commit the murder. He planned to travel back home afterwards and was armed with two handguns, two additional loaded magazines, and a large hunting knife.

“It appears that a white male, 27 years of age, approached Christina Grimmie… This white male approached her and opened fire, striking her.”

The police say they will release the man’s name later today after his family is notified.

According to officers, the man was a fan and there was “no indication that he knew” Christina. They say that the venue where the shooting took place, The Plaza Live Orlando, does not have metal detectors but does employ security guards who check bags prior to fans entering the building. Plaza Live Orlando has canceled a Kidz Bop concert that scheduled for today.

christina and marcus grimmie

Christina and Marcus Grimmie – Instagram

As reported earlier, 22-year-old Christina Grimmie, who placed 3rd during the 6th season of “The Voice,” was shot following a performance in Orlando on Friday. She was the opening act and was at a merchandise table signing autographs when the gunman opened fire. Her brother Marcus then tackled the gunman who ended up shooting and killing himself. Christina was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

My heart goes out to everyone involved. There really are no words to express how sad this whole story is.

 

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