Grimmie who contested in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice was shot dead on Friday at around 10:30 pm after concluding a performance in Orlando. From young Youtuber to third place on The Voice, Grimmie was loved by many.
Police announced her death early Saturday morning on Twitter.
“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” Orlando police tweeted.
Kevin Loibl, 27, had been carrying two loaded handguns, two magazines, and a large hunting knife when he fatally shot the 22-year-old singer, Orlando Police Chief John Mina reported.
Police have identified the suspect who on Friday night shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando.
Orlando police believe the suspect; Kevin came to the show with the sole intent of killing the musician.
Detectives are looking at his phone and computer and hope to identify a motive. His name will be released later pic.twitter.com/FF7lNiNxY6— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
Several witnesses say that Loibl approached Grimmie and shot her and when Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, instantly tackled him, Loibl killed himself.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press briefing on Saturday morning that officers received a distress call around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Live venue, and responded within two minutes but when they arrived, they found that two people had been killed, including Grimmie.
“This isn’t a crowd that you would suspect would be carrying guns into an event like this,” Mina said.
Police said the 27-year-old had no known ties to Grimmie but still travelled to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg to commit the crime.
Investigators continue to search through Loibl’s phone and computer to see if there was a motive for him carrying out such action.