Khalid Planning a Benefit Concert for El Paso Shooting Victims


Khalid is planning a concert for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso, Texas.

The 21-year-old singer revealed his plans on Monday in the wake of the horrific event. "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," he wrote on Twitter.

"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," he added.

On Saturday, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius opened fire at an El Paso Walmart, killing 22 people and injuring more than two dozen others.

Khalid was born in Georgia, but his family moved to El Paso when he was a junior in high school and has adopted it as his hometown.