Christina Grimmie: ‘Unclear’ why gunman killed singer

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Police in the US say they do not know what motivated a gunman to kill the singer Christina Grimmie.

The 22-year-old was shot while signing autographs after a concert in the city on Friday night, and died in hospital.

Orlando police chief John Mina said the gunman, 26-year-old Kevin James Loibl, came from the city of St Petersburg in Florida to confront her.

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Mr Mina said Loibl did not seem to know her personally but speculated that he may have been a deranged fan.

After a struggle with the singer’s brother, Loibl shot himself dead.

Ms Grimmie first came to prominence as a teenager for her renditions of hit songs, amassing a huge following on YouTube.

In 2014, she was a contestant on the US version of The Voice.

Police say she was shot about 22:45 local time on Friday (02:45 GMT Saturday) at The Plaza Live in Orlando.

Mr Mina said: “She was doing a meet-and-greet, just signing autographs and selling merchandise.

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The 22-year-old was shot while signing autographs after a concert in the city on Friday night, and died in hospital.

Orlando police chief John Mina said the gunman, 26-year-old Kevin James Loibl, came from the city of St Petersburg in Florida to confront her.

Mr Mina said Loibl did not seem to know her personally but speculated that he may have been a deranged fan.

After a struggle with the singer’s brother, Loibl shot himself dead.

Ms Grimmie first came to prominence as a teenager for her renditions of hit songs, amassing a huge following on YouTube.

In 2014, she was a contestant on the US version of The Voice.

Police say she was shot about 22:45 local time on Friday (02:45 GMT Saturday) at The Plaza Live in Orlando.

Mr Mina said: “She was doing a meet-and-greet, just signing autographs and selling merchandise.

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