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Pop Singer Grimmie's Shooter Identified by Florida Police

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By    |   Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 05:54 PM

Florida police said Saturday that the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie was a 27-year-old man who traveled to Orlando to shoot the singer Friday after she had performed in a nightclub.

Kevin James Loibl, of St. Petersburg, Fla., killed himself after firing on Grimmie, 22, outside the The Plaza Live theater while she was signing autographs, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said, according to CNN.

Police identified Loibl as the shooter on Twitter:
Loibl "traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime," Mina said. He had two handguns, two loaded magazines and a large hunting knife.

He allegedly walked up to Grimmie and fired, Mina said.

Grimmie — the former star of NBC's "The Voice" — later died at a local hospital. She had performed with the band Before You Exit.

Loibl then shot himself to death after Grimmie's brother, Marcus, tackled him, according to CNN.

Police said that Marcus Grimmie averted more bloodshed.

"Her brother is a hero for saving and stopping him from not hurting anyone else," Orlando police spokeswoman Wanda Miglio told CNN.

The Plaza Live Venue in Orlando said in a statement that all events had been suspended "until further notice."

"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," the statement said, according to the report.

Police said that security measures were in place at the theater, though no metal detectors are used nor are customers patted down for weapons.
"As far as security, The Plaza does have security guards who wear polo shirts, they are unarmed," Mina said, CNN reports. "They do check bags and purses as people enter."

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Florida police said Saturday that the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie was a 27-year-old man who traveled to Orlando to shoot the singer Friday after she had performed in a nightclub. Kevin James Loibl, of St. Petersburg, Fla., killed himself after firing on...
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