Christina Grimmie — a contestant on “The Voice” — was shot by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando Friday night. She later died from injuries she sustained during the shooting.
“She was doing a meet-and-greet, just signing autographs and selling merchandise. This white male approached her and opened fire, striking her,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a news conference Saturday. “There is no indication that he knew her. We’re looking into that to try to find a motive for the crime.”
This is her tragic last performance. (RELATED: Christina Grimmie, Former Contestant On ‘The Voice,’ Gunned Down After Concert)
Police say Loibl reportedly traveled over 100 miles from his St. Petersburg home to where Grimmie was performing.
With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
“The Voice” issued a statement on its Facebook page.
“There are no words,” the statement read. “We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of Christina Grimmie.”