UPDATE (6/11/16, 11:33 p.m. ET): Police have confirmed the identity of Grimmie's shooter to be 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl.
A Season 6 contestant on NBC's The Voice, Christina Grimmie, died early Saturday morning (June 11) after a gunman opened fire on her as she met with fans after her concert at the Plaza LIVE in Orlando.
According to police, the 22-year-old was signing autographs around 10 p.m. Friday night when a 27-year-old white male approached and shot her. Grimmie's brother managed to tackle the gunman, who later died of self-inflicted gun wounds. The singer succumbed to her injuries at an area hospital.
Speaking at a news conference, Orlando police chief John Mina said they were investigating the possibility that the suspect, later identified as Kevin James Loibl, might have been a deranged fan who traveled to Orlando to target Grimmie.
In an Instagram posted the day of her concert, Grimmie is seen happily singing lyrics to a Tori Kelly song, adding the caption, "The sun is outtt n I'm feelin okay."
As fans and friends rushed to mourn and remember the promising young singer who came in third on the 2014 season of the NBC singing contest, The Voice family also shared condolences. Using the hashtag #PrayForChristina, the show recognized Grimmie in a series of grief-stricken tweets. "We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice," they wrote.
Adam Levine, Grimmie's Voice coach, shared an image of the two on Instagram before her death was confirmed, writing he was "sad, shocked, and confused."
In 2011, Grimmie talked to MTV News about her rising success as a YouTube star, and getting compared to Rebecca Black and Christina Aguilera: