The singer was seated inside his car outside a performing arts school for children that he ran in the southwest part of the city. A shooter tried to force Fuentes out of the car, and when he refused, the gunman shot Fuentes three times. At least one shot struck Fuentes in the head.
He was taken to Mount Sinai hospital where he was in critical condition, and he was placed on life support to give his relatives a chance to say their goodbyes. He died Saturday afternoon.
Christina Grimmie, a contestant on the United States version of the popular television program, was also killed just ten days prior. She was signing autographs when a gunman entered the Florida venue and shot her.
Grimmies’ brother tackled the shooter, who then shot and killed himself. Grimmie died in the hospital shortly after at the age of 22.
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