Khalid Announces El Paso Benefit Concert Following Mass Shooting In His Hometown

"America is hurting right now."

(AllHipHop News) The citizens of El Paso and the rest of the United States are still mourning the loss of life as a result of a horrific mass shooting on August 3 in the Texas town. Authorities have confirmed 22 people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in the massacre.

R&B singer Khalid is a son of El Paso, so the 21-year-old Free Spirit album creator is also grieving the tragedy that took place in his hometown. He shared his thoughts on the unfortunate situation via Twitter.

Khalid tweeted:

Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy. Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking. Singing “915” and “city of El Paso” on tour every night feels indescribable. Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking of ways to help out and support the city. I’m planning for a benefit concert later this month, all of the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. Sending everyone my love and will keep you guys updated. Also, sending my love to Dayton, Ohio. America is hurting right now.

A 21-year-old suspected white supremacist was arrested for the El Paso shooting. Around 13 hours later, another mass shooting took place in Dayton, Ohio where 10 people were killed and 27 others were injured. The 24-year-old Dayton gunman was killed by police under one minute after the first shots were fired.