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Kevin James Loibi identified as killer of Christina Grimmie, shot dead at Orlando concert – while signing autographs

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Christina Grimmie, 22, Voice season six 2nd runner up, killed after concert in Orlando FL

Shooter identified as 27-year-old shooter, Kevin James Loibl, 27

Loibi arrived at Grimmie’s post-concert autograph session packing two handguns, a large hunting knife and two extra loaded magazines, Orlando

Apparently trailed YouTube star, Christina to Florida and shot twice while she was signing autographs after concert

Suspect tackled by Grimmie’s brother Mark, killer then fatally shot himself during the struggle

Cops say Loibi came to the venue with the sole purpose of killing the singer


The shooter in the Chritina Grimmie asassination has been identified as Florida native Kevin James Loibl, 27, who drove from another Florida city, where he planned to return after confronting the singer, according to Orlando Police Chief John Mina.
Chief Minna said Loibi arrived at Grimmie’s post-concert autograph session, Friday at 10:30 p.m., packing two handguns, a large hunting knife and two extra loaded magazines.
“She was doing a meet-and-greet, just signing autographs and selling merchandise. This white male approached her and opened fire, striking her,” Mina said. “We believe he came here to commit this crime.”

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A gunman opened fire at a Florida concert venue Friday night, killing a 22-year-old former star of “The Voice” before turning the weapon on himself.

The man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie in Orlando on Friday night was not from that central Florida city, and “traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters Saturday.
The gunman — who authorities say fatally shot himself after shooting Grimmie — was a 21-year-old white man, and had two handguns, two additional loaded magazines and a large hunting knife, Mina said.
Mina, who did not name the gunman, said investigators were going through the man’s computer, phone and other belongings to see if they can find information about a motive.
The armed man approached the 22-year-old singer as she was signing autographs late Friday night and opened fire, Orlando police spokeswoman Wanda Miglio said.
The gunman fatally shot himself after Grimmie’s brother tackled him, according to authorities.

New Jersey native Christina Grimmie, 22, was signing autographs for fans at Orlando’s Plaza Live theater when tragedy struck.

The show ended at 10 p.m., with the violence erupting minutes later during a meet-and-greet at the venue’s merchandise table.

YouTube star Christina Grimmie was shot after an Orlando concert on Friday night. Above, her performance during the show.

The unidentified suspect was tackled by Grimmie’s brother and fatally shot himself in the ensuing struggle, police said.
Concert attendees mentioned that they were n line to get an autograph when chaos broke out, and they heard upto six gunshots before running out of the venue and hiding behind a shipping container, he said.

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Hot-dog salesman Josh, an eye witness  said that he went inside the venue and saw a woman with blood coming from her head and a man in a pool of blood.
Grimmie, known for her covers of pop songs such as Nelly’s “Just A Dream,” was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. The identity of the gunman — as well as how he managed to bring two firearms into the concert venue is under investigation
YouTube star Christina Grimmie (left) was performing at the venue with Before You Exit.
Fans expressed their worries for Grimmie on social media Friday night using the hashtag #PrayForChristina, and later paid their respects after news broke of her passing.


“There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of @TheRealGrimmie,” “The Voice” tweeted.

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Police said that the suspected gunman, who has not been identified, shot himself.

Selena Gomez tweeted ‘We will always keep the memory of this angel’
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Legendary producer Quincy Jones offered his condolences Saturday morning, writing that he was “horrified” to hear the news.

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“Too young & too much talent to leave us this soon. Sending ❤️ 2 her loved ones & fans,” he tweeted.

“My heart hurts hearing this news.. So terrible. Praying for Christina and her family,” Nick Jonas posted on Twitter.

Grimmie’s music found a loyal following, attracting millions of views and more than 3 million channel subscribers.

“I am f–king speechless,” 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford wrote.
Before You Exit who perfored with Christina on the nightt wrote
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Before You Exit
Sam Tsui, a YouTube celebrity known for his covers, tweeted that he was sick to his stomach over the news.
“So lucky to have had a friend so purely good and impossibly talented,” he said.
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Ever loving brother Mark couldn’t stop gunman asassinating his sister Christina, but forced shooter to take his own life

Before You Exit did not comment on her final moments, but said that “Words fail to describe how much Christina means to all of us. She was always a constant beam of light and energy into the hearts of everyone around her.”
“I know you’re spinning in Heaven love,” band member Riley McDonough tweeted.
Grimmie’s current life on tour is a long way from the southern New Jersey native’s beginnings in 2009, when she posted a cover of Hannah Montana’s “Don’t Wanna Be Torn” on her YouTube page at age 15.

“I’m stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl…” wrote country star Blake Shelton, a coach on the NBC reality show. “Keeping @TheRealGrimmie family in my heart and mind.”

christina grimmie6Grimme was discovered on YouTube, where she amassed a huge fan following. She went on to win a spot on Season 6 of “The Voice” after her show-stopping performance of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” during a blind audition captivated the attention of all four contestant judges. The rising star finished third in the overall contest but went on to share her talent with the world.
Her sweet and heartfelt versions of pop standards found a loyal following, attracting millions of views and more than 3 million channel subscribers.

Grimmie later moved from Internet fame into the mainstream with an appearance on “The Voice,” where she finished third to eventual champion Josh Kaufman and runner-up Jake Worthington.
She had been scheduled to perform in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this month.

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Concert goers stunned at the turn of events and assasination of the main act
Season 6 winner Kaufman said “As you’ve seen all over social media, anyone who ever came across her or knew her, knows that she was just a truly good person, somebody you loved to be around, somebody who cared about the people around her and the world around her, it’s just a huge tragedy, “The Voice”,

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