Vigil held in hometown of Christina Grimmie, contestant on 'The Voice'

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in Christina Grimmie's hometown Monday evening.

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Hundreds of people have gathered for a candlelight vigil in the New Jersey hometown of a singer who was gunned down after a Florida concert.

Family, friends and fans paid tribute to 22-year-old Christina Grimmie Monday night Evesham Township.

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Grimmie was killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando. Authorities say she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her.

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The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother, who spoke at the vigil. Marcus Grimmie told the crowd that his sister "loved this town."

Grimmie was a YouTube star who was widely known from her appearances on NBC's "The Voice" two years ago.

She lived in Evesham, a small community about 20 miles from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.