Singer Grimmie shot in Orlando, suspect dead: police

Singer Christina Grimmie, who gained fame as a contestant on television singing contest “The Voice,” was in a critical condition after she was shot at a concert in Orlando on Friday, police said on social media.

Grimmie was signing autographs with band members of Before You Exit, with whom she performed earlier, when a gunman approached and opened fire before her brother tackled him at the Plaza Live music venue, the Orlando Police Department said on Twitter.

The suspect shot and killed himself, police tweeted.

Grimmie was in a critical condition, police said.

The police department said it knew Grimmie’s fans wanted as much information as possible, and that it would provide updates as the investigation unfolds.

Grimmie placed third during the 2014 season of the “The Voice,” a singing competition on NBC.

“We are heartbroken,” said “The Voice” in a Twitter post.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Mark Potter)

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