Family, friends and fans gathered for a candlelight vigil in the New Jersey hometown Christina Grimmie, a singer who was shot dead as she signed autographs for fans following a Florida concert.
Hundreds paid tribute to 22-year-old Monday night in Evesham Township at the town’s Memorial Complex, where photos of her graced the field.
Authorities said Grimmie was gunned down by Kevin Loibl Friday night as she signed autographs after performing at a show in Orlando. A motive for the shooting has not been determined. Authorities said she had no personal connection to Loibl, who fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother Marcus.
“She loved this town,” Marcus Grimmie told the crowd. “She loved this state. She loved singing. She loved the Lord and she loved me. She was my baby sister.”
Grimmie was a YouTube star who was widely known from her appearances on NBC’s “The Voice” two years ago.
VidCon, an annual conference in California for YouTube and other viral sensations, announced on Monday it will increase security following Grimmie’s murder.
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