Cops Identify Man Who Killed Christina Grimmie

He drove to Orlando with two handguns and a hunting knife
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2016 11:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 11, 2016 4:01 PM CDT
Cops: Shooter Deliberately Targeted Christina Grimmie
Christina Grimmie, seen here performing in 2015, was shot and killed Friday after a concert in Orlando, possibly by a deranged fan.   (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Humane Society of The United States)

Police have identified the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie after a concert Friday night in Orlando as 27-year-old Kevin Loibl, the AP reports. Police chief John Mina says Loibl drove from another city in Florida with two handguns, two loaded magazines, and a hunting knife to confront Grimmie, who rose to fame on The Voice. Mina says there were unarmed security guards at the venue and they checked bags and purses for contraband. But there were no metal detectors or pat-downs, according to the AP. Mina says Loibl didn't appear to know Grimmie, 22, personally and may have been a deranged fan, although the motive is still unknown. Loibl fatally shot himself after he was tackled by Grimmie's brother. (More shooting stories.)

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