Christina Grimmie Greeted Shooter With 'Open Arms,' Witness Says

Christina Grimmie Greeted Shooter With 'Open Arms,' Witness Says

A concert goer claims to have witnessed the fatal shooting of singer Christina Grimmie on Friday (June 10) in Orlando, Fla.

Destiny Rivera told People she stood in line behind identified shooter Kevin James Loibl at the meet and greet, noting that he “didn’t look like he was up for a conversation,” and looked “a little bit nervous.”

When it was Kevin’s turn to meet Christina, she greeted him with “her arms open wide ready to greet him, as she would any of her other friends with such enthusiasm,” just before he opened fire.

Destiny also noted that security didn’t check everyone’s bags.

“Our other friend actually did have a bag and, just ordinary force of habit, was unzipping her bag and getting ready to show him, and he was like, ‘no, you’re fine, you’re good. Just go,’ ” she said.

Destiny posted a statement to Facebook after the incident thanking Christina’s brother Mark for heroically tackling the shooter.

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