Christina Grimmie was fatally shot after a concert in Florida on Friday night.
The organizers of the annual VidCon online video event are tightening security in the wake of the shootings in Orlando this weekend.
In a letter posted to Tumblr on Monday afternoon (June 13), VidCon said it had requested an enhanced police presence during its three-day event in Anaheim later this month (the annual online video confab takes place June 23-25). Undercover police will also patrol the event and each panel will be attended by at least three security guards. Organizers said this represented nearly twice as many security officers than last year.
The YouTube community was hit hard by the Friday night death of musician Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down during a meet-and-greet after a show. Grimmie, known for competing during the sixth season of The Voice, first rose to fame on YouTube, generating millions of views for her covers of songs like Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A."