Christina Grimmie, The Voice star, shot dead at 22

Jun 12, 2016, 06:16 IST | The Hitlist Team

American singer Christina Grimmie, who participated in the sixth season of reality TV show The Voice, died after being shot in the head at a concert venue in Orlando. She was 22-years-old.

Orlando police department officials said during a news conference that Grimmie was shot at about 10.45 pm on Friday at The Plaza Live, where she had performed earlier, reported a website.

The gunman reportedly shot at her and then killed himself after being tackled by the singer- songwriter’s brother.

Grimmie was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died, said the police.

Police said the suspect “walked up and shot” Grimmie after the performance, while she was signing autographs. The unidentified suspect had two guns, but no motive has been established yet.

An investigation is ongoing. Grimmie, who was from New Jersey, finished third during season six of The Voice in 2014.

She had Adam Levine as her coach.

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