Saturday, June 11, 2016

USA: an ex candidate of “The Voice” shot dead after a concert – The Point

The day after the murder of a former candidate of the show “The Voice”, Christina Grimmie, who signed autographs at the end of a concert, moving the gunman who shot the young American singer was still unclear Saturday.

the artist of 22 years had just finished his concert with the group in Before You Exit Plaza Live Orlando, Florida, and signing autographs when a young man of 27, who carrying two handguns and a knife, shot him before committing suicide on Friday night with a bullet to the head.

the suspect is called Kevin James Loibl and it was from the city ​​of St. Petersburg in the State of Florida in the south of the United States, said the Orlando police.

the gunman, who also had in his possession two magazines, opened the fire on the singer he was aiming directly, the source said.

“the suspect in this case is not Orlando. He traveled to Orlando, apparently to commit this crime, and then planned to go home, “said John Saturday Mina, head of the local police.

investigators” sift through the mobile phone and the computer of the suspect to see if they can find a mobile in this crime, “he told a press conference.

between 60 and 100 spectators attended the concert Friday night, and a handful of them were still present for autograph session at the time of the tragedy.

the brother of the singer, described as “heroes” by the police, rushed to the shooter, had told the authorities that night.

He had thus prevented the shooter “to hurt someone else,” stressed the police spokesman said.

the singer was immediately transported to regional medical center Orlando, but died of his wounds

-. ‘young children’ –

How a man carrying a small arsenal of him was not arrested at the entrance to the room, where vigils yet were conducting security checks?

“There are no metal detectors. People are not palpated. They open their bags and checked that there are no weapons in the bags, “conceded John Mina.

The public who attended the concert Christina Grimmie was essentially” young children, “he said.” this is the kind of crowd you think she carries weapons in this kind of room. “

Born in New Jersey (north is), Christina Grimmie had acquired notoriety starting in 2009 posting covers of tubes on YouTube. the chain currently has over 3.1 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed almost 380 million times.

Christina Grimmie, who had participated in the 6th edition in 2014 of the famous show “the Voice” on NBC, had released his first album “Find me” in 2011.

“We have a broken heart,” responded Saturday on NBC Twitter account of “the Voice.” “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. “

The singer Adam Levine, jury member of” The Voice “and had chosen Christina Grimmie on his team, said he was” sad, shocked and clueless “on his Instagram account where he posted a photo with the singer.

on social networks, many fans Saturday shared videos of the artist’s performance, especially its recovery tube Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” which caused a sensation when “the Voice”.

the stepfather of singer Selena Gomez, Brian Teefey, who was the manager of Christina Grimmie, opened a online Pool funding ( to raise money to help the family of the singer.

“I have no words to describe the pain I feel,” has -he told People magazine.

“Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted was to help him realize his musical dreams, “he said.

His murder adds to the long list of violence by firearms are almost daily in the United States. Since the beginning of the year, there have already been more than 5,800 deaths by firearms in the country and more than 23,000 incidents involving firearms after the site .

06/12/2016 2:16:00 – Miami (AFP) – AFP © 2016


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