Singer Christina Grimmie has died after being shot while signing autographs for her fans following a concert in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, police said.
Orlando Police released a statement saying the 22-year-old former The Voice contestant died of gunshot injuries.
"With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries," wrote the police department on its Twitter account.
Grimmie, who was a member of the band Before You Exit, was shot by a male suspect outside the Orlando Plaza, Wanda Miglio, a spokeswoman for the Orlando Police Department said during a press conference right after the singer was admitted to Orlando Regional Medical Center after being shot.
"Christina Grimmie was performing w/ @beforeyouexit After the show, she & band members stayed to sign autographs," the police department previously said while providing details about the singer's health status.
The singer's brother, Mark Grimmie, was hailed as a hero for tackling the suspect and preventing him from hurting anyone else at the Plaza Live Theater. "OPD was told suspect walked toward Christina and shot her. Christina's brother immediately tackled the suspect, who shot & killed himself," the police said.
"This should have been something that was fun and exciting," Miglio told USA Today. "For something like this to happen is just a tragedy."
The suspect, also dead, had two guns in his possession but his identity and motive are yet to be known.
Grimmie started her music career as a YouTube star and rose to fame after participating in the sixth season of The Voice in 2014. The news of the singer's death has sent shock waves across the internet and fans are expressing their condolences.