EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey hometown of a singer gunned down after a Florida concert is holding a candlelight vigil in her honor.
Evesham Township will hold a vigil Monday night to honor 22-year-old Christina Grimmie. She was killed killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
Grimmie was a YouTube star widely known from her appearances on “The Voice” two years ago.
“Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world,” said Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who coached Grimmie on the show.
Grimmie lived in Evesham, a small community about 20 miles from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Being Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
Authorities said she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother. Police and witnesses said more people may have been hurt had the brother not stepped in.
According to police, the shooter, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, had two guns and apparently traveled from another city in Florida to Orlando to confront the singer.
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