'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie shot dead at Orlando concert
Sad news as we acknowledge the senseless death of 22 year old singer Christina Grimmie. She was a third place winner of 'The Voice' in 2014. She just finished a show in Orlando with the band Before You Exit. She was signing autographs and selling merchandise when an a man walked in with two guns and shot her. Her brother tackled the shooter so he could not harm anyone else. The gunman turned a gun on himself and ended his own life. Christina Grimmie was rushed to a hospital and was listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, Christina Grimmie did not survive the gun shot wounds.
ABC News: Singer Christina Grimmie, a performer on "The Voice" in 2014, has died after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando, Florida, Friday evening, her rep confirmed early Saturday morning. She was 22. The male suspect shot himself and is dead, Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said during a press briefing early Saturday morning. In a statement, Grimmie's rep said, "It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn't survive the gun shot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning. If you'd like to give back to Christina's family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need."
Christina Grimmie and her brother.
This tragic event reminds us that mental health in America needs to be addressed, but it's not always the reason people commit crimes. Some people are just A-HOLES and that's probably what this guy was.
We need to get people help. We can't let mental illness go unnoticed. If you notice anyone who might have any form of mental illness, then please reach out to them or get them help. Do not remain silent if you see or hear something that could be alarming or odd behavior.
How did the shooter get passed security at The Plaze Live in Orlando with two guns, a knife, and ammo? What happened there? Why did he get through security? Where was security? How was there a lapse in security that permit a man to enter with three weapons and reserve ammunition?
So many questions, so little answers, and no good reason this had to happen. It's a shame and we need to stop this senseless violence. #PrayforChristina #RIPChristina