Khalid is planning to give back to the victims of the recent mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso.
The singer announced that he will host a benefit concert in the area later in August. All proceeds will go to the victims and families affected by this great tragedy. “Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking,” the 21-year-old singer shared on Twitter. “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
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) August 5, 2019
Khalid grew up in a military family and had moved to El Paso before his senior year in high school. After bouncing around from place to place, he had found a home. “I didn’t feel like I had a home until I moved to El Paso,” he shared with USA Today in 2017. “The love and the friendships I made were influential. El Paso is where I started. I don’t feel like I’d be making the music I’m making now if I hadn’t gone there.”
The mass shooting in El Paso, which took place at a local Walmart on August 3, claimed the lives of 22 people and wounded 24 others. The suspected gunman has been booked on capital murder charges with prosecutors reportedly planning to seek the death penalty in this case.