Transcript for Christina Grimmie Shot and Killed During Concert
Hey, good morning. Straight to the breaking news, that fatal shooting of a popular young singer after a concert. This is Christina grimmie. Star of youtube and reality TV. After this performance in Orlando she was greeting her fans when a man pulled out a gun and shot her. The shooter was tackled by grimmie's own brother then he shot himself. A member of the Orlando police department saying that brother is a hero for preventing further tragedy but the big question this morning is why. What was the motive and ABC's Adrienne Bankert is on the story for us. Hi, Adrienne. Reporter: Yes, a lot of tears. Young, ambitious and beloved by her fans and now her death is striking a different chord. âª overnight aspiring singer and former star of "The voice" Christina grimmie shot and killed soon after this intimate performance in Orlando. âª Baby âª Hey, guy, what's up. We're in Orlando today. Please come to the show if you live near Orlando, Florida. Reporter: The youtube sensation attacked right in front of her fans. Engine 6 metro 169 per the caller it's going to be two patients. The female patient and the shooter. Reporter: According to police grimmie was gunned down by a man in the crowd. They were selling presidents' day and signing autographs. The suspect walked up and shot Christina. âª Whoa âª Reporter: Her brother mark who often joined her on her youtube channel tackled gunman. Her brother is a hero for saving and stopping him from not hurting anyone else. Reporter: That gunman dead after turning the gun on himself. Police say he was carrying two firearms. No word yet on whether he knew Christina personally. âª fellow artists and fans stunned as the #prayforchristina began trending. Nick Jonas tweeting my heart hurts hearing this news. So terrible. Demi Lovato tweeting, my thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. âª In your eyes âª Her publicist releasing this statement "We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning." âª There's so much âª Reporter: And from fans to the famous condolences just keep pouring in today. Just now rocker Adam Levine posting this on instagram. I'm sad, shocked and confused. We love you so much, grimmie. Christie's family will set up a go fund me page in this very difficult time that was supposed to be a celebration. Thank you, Adrienne. Appreciate it. Presidential politics and Donald Trump reportedly
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