It’s still so tragic, and so needless.
A woman named Destiny Rivera has posted a long message on Facebook claiming to have witnessed the shooting after standing in line for autographs right behind Kevin James Loibl, the man who fired the fatal shots.
Sources can’t yet confirm Rivera was at the venue, but she does write some very specific things and includes details that indicate her story may, in fact, be correct.
She writes, in part:
“I was talking to the girls behind us and there was a guy directly in line in front of us who I could’ve very easily started a conversation with. But I didn’t, he just didn’t look like he was up for a conversation. He did look a little bit nervous, but he was by himself and he was dressed as any other concertgoer. He didn’t seem up for a conversation whatsoever, and he was kinda ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ he just kept looking around and was moving his body. He also looked like he wanted to be by himself.”
And she continued, heartbreakingly revealing that Christina moved to hug the man who would turn out to be her killer as he opened fire on her:
“[Christina had] her arms open wide ready to greet him, as she would any of her other friends with such enthusiasm. I just saw Mark, her brother, kinda jump over the merch table. And once I saw him jumping over the merch table, it kinda hit me and was like, ‘this is a very serious serious situation.’ And I finally registered, like, Christina is not laying on the floor ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ she was shot and fell to the ground. So I instantly started running, I was the third one out, and I heard another gunshot. I assumed that the shooter was running out of the venue with us.”
Read her entire sad post (below):
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