Grimmie was signing autographs after a concert when a gunman walked toward her and shot her, police said.
Singer Christina Grimmie, who competed on NBC’s The Voice, was fatally shot Friday night after a concert in Orlando, Florida, police said.
“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” Orlando policetweetedearly Saturday.
Grimmie, 22, performed with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live and stayed to sign autographs after the show, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Someone then walked toward Grimmie and shot her around 10:45 p.m. local time, police said. Grimmie’s brother tackled the gunman, who shot and killed himself, police said.
“Her brother is a hero for saving and stopping him from not hurting anyone else,” Orlando police spokesperson Wanda Miglio said at a news conference, according to ABC News.
Additional details about the shooter were not immediately known.
“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her spokeswoman, Heather Weiss, said in a statement. “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.”