Vigil for slain ‘Voice’ singer set for New Jersey hometown

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    The New Jersey hometown of a singer gunned down after a Florida concert is holding a candlelight vigil in her honor.

    Evesham Township will hold a vigil Monday night to honor 22-year-old Christina Grimmie. She was killed killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando.

    Grimmie was a YouTube star 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.

    A motive for the shooting hasn’t been determined.

    Authorities say she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother.

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