Singer Christina Grimmie shot dead after Orlando concert, gunman identified

- Orlando Police said popular singer Christina Grimmie was shot Friday night after her concert in Orlando.

Police said Grimmie, who had just performed at The Plaza Live at 425 North Bumby Ave., was shot after the concert ended around 10 p.m.

Grimmie was outside signing autographs for fans when the shooter approached and fired at her, police said.

Police confirmed Grimmie died at Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was transported.

After the shooting, Grimmie's brother, Marcus, tackled the shooter, who was identified Saturday as Kevin Loibl, 27, who shot and killed himself.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina says Loibl is from St. Petersburg and traveled to Orlando to commit the crime.

Detectives are going through the Loibl's computer and cellphone to determine a possible motive.

Police are calling Marcus Grimmie a hero, saying he prevented anyone else from getting hurt.

"The board and staff at the Plaza Live Venue are deeply saddened by the tragic events of Friday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost as well as those that witnessed and aided in the recovery after this senseless act," said John Casebier, Chairman for the Board of Directors for the Plaza Live Foundation.

"All activities and events at the Plaza Live Venue have been suspended until further notice. Grief counselors will be provided to the involved staff and we will be partnering with our concert promoter AEG to support the artists and their families as appropriate. We appreciate everyone's understanding and support during this traumatic time," said Bier.

Grimmie, who rose to stardom on YouTube and The Voice, was 22.

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