Christina Grimmie, a 2014 contestant on The Voice, was shot and killed while signing autographs after her show with the band Before You Exit last night in Orlando.
Singer Christina Grimmie has died at 22 years old...”It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her publicist tells E! News. “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. If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need.”
Here’s how it went down. What the actual fuck.
Members of the band Before You Exit were signing autographs after a concert at Orlando’s Plaza Live when a male suspect shot Grimmie…”Detectives were told the suspect, who is not being identified at this time, walked toward Christina and shot her. Christina’s brother immediately tackled the suspect stopping him from causing any more harm to Christina and her fans. During the struggle, the suspect shot himself. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.”
I won’t pretend that I knew who Christina Grimmie before this, but this has already turned into the usual shit show gun debate instead of wondering why a man who would walk up a shoot a defenseless woman signing autographs was allowed to have a gun in the first place. If he could have “easily used a knife”, I assume he would have used the knife he was carrying. But why use that, when something designed to do the job better exists? Either way, it’s probably better if we just keep talking over each other. That always seems to work.