‘The Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie shot and killed at Florida venue

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 21:14:20-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NBC’s “The Voice” is paying tribute to one of its own after 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed while signing autographs after a concert in Florida.

“The Voice” said on its official Twitter page: “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice.” The gunman killed himself during a struggle with the singer’s brother.

Orlando Police identify her killer as 27-year-old  Kevin James Loibl. They say he had two guns, but no motive has been established.

Police credited the singer’s brother with preventing the gunman from hurting others.

Grimmie, a 22-year-old New Jersey native, finished third during season six of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014.