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In the hours that have passed since YouTube star Christie Grimmie was gunned down by in Florida, tributes have started coming in from across the world.

The 22-year-old singer was signing autographs for fans following a performance in Orlando when a man brandishing two firearms and a hunting knife opened fire.

Witnesses reported hearing four to five shots and the Orlando Sentinel reported that Grimmie had been shot in the head.

On YouTube, the medium where Grimmie found such great success, Twitter and Instagram fans are posting videos and photos and expressing how deeply saddened they are at the young girl’s death.

According to police, after the shooter opened fire, he was tackled to the ground by Grimmie’s brother. The suspect was able to break free from the struggle and took his own life before police arrived.

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