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Christina Grimmie's Autopsy Rules Singer Died of 'Gunshot Wounds to Head and Chest'

by Jackie Willis 8:24 AM PDT, July 25, 2016
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Christina Grimmie's manner of death has been ruled a homicide, according to the autopsy report obtained by ET.

In June, the 22-year-old singer -- who was a contestant on season six of The Voice -- was killed during a post-concert meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida. "In consideration of the circumstances surrounding the death, and after examination of the body, toxicology analysis, and review of the available medical records," the report done by Chief Medical Examiner Joshua D. Stephany states. "It is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide."

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The autopsy also states that Grimmie's brother, Marcus, was there at the time of shooting, and identified his sister's body.

The shootings occurred around 10:30 p.m. local time following a performance by Grimmie's pop-rock band Before You Exit. When police arrived to the scene, they found two people had been shot. Grimmie was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, and, according to an employee at the hospital, she died shortly after she was brought to the ER.

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John W. Mina, City of Orlando Chief of Police, revealed that the suspect, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl of St. Petersburg, Florida, was carrying two handguns, two additional loaded magazines for the handguns, and a large hunting knife. He was at the venue alone, and used a small caliber handgun to fire shots at Grimmie.

"Almost immediately, her brother, Marcus Grimmie, tackled the suspect to the ground," Mina said. "Shortly after that, the suspect killed himself. And obviously as we know, unfortunately, Christina Grimmie succumbed to those gun shots wounds and passed."

News of Grimmie's death hit Hollywood hard. Everyone from Selena Gomez to Blake Shelton mourned the loss of the singer. Here's a look at the messages shared by fans and celebrities alike:

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