As an El Paso, TX native, Khalid was more affected than most by the horrific mass shooting over the weekend, which, after the death of one victim this morning in the hospital, has now claimed the lives of 21 people.

On Monday morning, he 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,” he continued. “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.”

While performing in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, Khalid dedicated his song “American Teen” to the city of El Paso, telling the audience, “Yeah, it’s really sad to see my city hurting, so this next song, we’re gonna celebrate El Paso, TX.  We’re gonna give them love. We’re gonna give them comfort. We’re gonna give them joy.”

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