ORLANDO — The Voice singer Christina Grimmie has died after she was shot at a Florida concert venue while signing autographs for fans following a show, officials said Saturday.
The 22-year-old was rushed to healing facility after a man opened fire before shooting.
The Orlando Police Department confirmed on its official Twitter page that Grimmie had died.
Police said the suspect “walked up and shot” Grimmie as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table.
She was shot about 10:45pm local time on Friday at The Plaza Live, where she had performed earlier with the band Before You Exit.
The gunman was not identified, and police have not said why he attacked the singer. An investigation is ongoing, but police credited the singer’s brother with preventing the gunman from hurting others.
Grimmie, a New Jersey native, finished third during season six of NBC’s “The Voice.” She began amassing a following on YouTube as a teenager, gripping online viewers with her powerful renditions of hit songs. Several of her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.