When Christina Grimmie’s killer opened fire, one man ran inside the venue and witnessed the horrific scene unfold. Warning: graphic details revealed in the video.
Josh Call was working at a hot dog vendor outside of the Plaza in Orlando, Florida when Christina Grimmie, 22, was shot and killed inside. After the devastating shooting, Josh spoke to news outlets about what he witnessed when he bravely ran inside after hearing the gunshots. In a second video, a female fan described the scene outside of the venue after the deadly shooting.
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In the video above, Josh Call (name via the Orlando Sentinel) details what he witnessed after a gunman opened fire on singer Christina Grimmie as she was meeting fans. “This poor girl getting compressions done to her, she’s bleeding from the back of her head,” Josh recalled, detailing the horrific scene inside the Plaza venue where Christina was killed. UPDATE: Christina’s killer has been identified. Details HERE.
“I kind of look maybe a few degrees to my right, and there’s a gentleman face down and he’s… completely disfigured,” Josh further described, possibly revealing how the killer looked after he took his own life. The details are incredibly hard to hear, especially for those who loved Christina, but Josh was very courageous to even go inside the venue after hearing gunshots from his hot dog stand outside.
“It appears to be a murder-suicide,” Josh continued before launching into the fan reactions outside the venue after the deadly shooting. Josh isn’t the only one speaking out about what he witnessed, either.
Another fan, a young lady who was waiting for Christina and the band, Before You Exit, to leave, shared what it was like outside the venue. “We just see security running, and then a girl comes out hysterically crying, and she said that someone shot themselves next to her,” the girl explained. So scary.
You can watch the fan’s eyewitness account in the video below:
Our thoughts remain with Christina’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.