El Paso, Texas, native Khalid announces benefit concert for shooting victims

Singer Khalid rehearses for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on April 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The R&B singer said he's holding a benefit concert in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, later this month to benefit victims of the mass shooting.

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Singer Khalid rehearses for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on April 29, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The R&B singer said he's holding a benefit concert in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, later this month to benefit victims of the mass shooting.

El Paso, Texas, native Khalid responded to the mass shooting in his hometown over the weekend by announcing a benefit concert Monday for the victims.

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“Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy,” the popular R&B singer and songwriter said in a social media post.

Khalid said he was bothered by the violent attack that claimed 22 lives and injured dozens more at a crowded Walmart store in the border town Saturday morning.

“Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking,” he wrote.

The musician said he’s planning a benefit concert later this month with all the proceeds going to the families affected by the shooting.

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