Former “The Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie was gunned down during a meet-and-greet with fans in a concert in Orlando on Friday. Grimmie, who was 22, finished third during the sixth edition of the singing competition, competing on the team of Adam Levine. The concert ended at approximately 10 p.m. ET, and Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table. The gunman, Kevin Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, shot and killed himself after being tackled by Grimmie’s brother.
“Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely,” said Adam Levine in a statement. “She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world.”