Former "The Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie died after being shot following a concert in Orlando, Florida, on Friday night. The attacker shot the singer as she was signing autographs and then turned the gun on himself.
"It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord," her publicist Heather Weiss said in a statement early Saturday. "We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning."
The 22-year-old was signing autographs and meeting fans after opening for the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live when the shooting occurred at around 10:45 p.m. ET, Orlando Police Department spokeswoman Wanda Miglio said at a news conference.
Grimmie's brother tackled the shooter, who was carrying two guns at the time. The suspect then fatally shot himself, Miglio said.
There were around 60 people in the area at the time, but nobody else was hurt, she added.
"This should have been something that was fun and exciting and of course when something like this happens its just a tragedy," Miglio said, calling Grimmie's brother a "hero."
Police did not identify the shooter and said a motive is not yet known.
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