The band was touring the country with the 22-year-old singer when she was shot outside of their show on Friday (June 10) during a meet and greet with fans. She later died due to complications from her injuries.
“Christina was such a loving, caring, beautiful person with the biggest heart. She was an absolutely incredible musician and an even better friend. We are so saddened by her passing and are completely heartbroken,” the band said in a statement on Twitter.
“Words fail to describe how much Christina means to all of us. She was always a constant beam of light and energy into the hearts of everyone around her. Her carefree spirit and her laughter constantly lit up every room she entered and she always had this glisten in her eyes which was evident in her faith. While we know there is no sort of feeling that can replace the joy Christina brought into our lives, we know she is glistening from up in Heaven and shining down on all of us,” the statement continued.
“Please join us in keeping Christina‘s family in your prayers as we know Jesus said, ‘In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ She and her talent will be missed by us all,” the band concluded.