They allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused by the 22-old's fatal shooting.
The Grimmie family's suit was filed Tuesday (Dec. 20) in Florida and also names The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live venue where Grimmie shot, as well as the security company working the event. In it, Grimmie's father, mother and brother allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused from Christina's death, saying the defendants "failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue."
The lawsuit claims that only "superficial bag checks" were performed on attendees, rather than any body pat downs or the use of metal detectors that would have provided some safeguard against concertgoers bringing weapons into the theater. The man who killed Grimmie, Kevin Loibl, entered the venue with two 9mm Glock handguns, two full magazines and a large hunting knife, the suit states. Grimmie was shot three times before he was temporarily subdued by her brother Marcus and then took his own life.