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Singer on Mexico's The Voice dies after shooting in Chicago

Published 19/06/2016

Christina Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando (Robb D Cohen/Invision/AP)
Christina Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando (Robb D Cohen/Invision/AP)

A US singer who appeared on the Mexican version of The Voice in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends.

Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes died on Saturday. He was shot three times in the head late on Thursday outside Tras Bambalinas School on Chicago's south-west side.

The attack happened less than a week after the killing of Christina Grimmie, who appeared on the US version of the show. Authorities say a man shot her while she was signing autographs after a performance in Orlando. The man then killed himself.

Fuentes got into his car with friends and an armed man suddenly ordered him out of that vehicle and shot him.

Police said they had no suspects in the attack. WGN television said officers were investigating whether the shooting was an attempted carjacking or a robbery.

Friends of Fuentes in Chicago said they were holding a vigil and memorial for the singer at his studio in Chicago.

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