The mass shootings that took place over the weekend have taken a toll on us all, including El Paso, Texas, native and R&B star Khalid.

The singer announced on Monday that he will host a benefit concert later this month in support of the victims of the mass shooting in El Paso, which claimed the lives of 22 innocent people and left 24 others injured.

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“Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking of ways to help out and support the city,” he tweeted on Monday. “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, who is on tour for his sophomore album, Free Spirit, sings about being from El Paso and the 915, which is the city’s area code, in several of his songs. “Singing ‘915’ and ‘city of El Paso’ on tour every night feels indescribable,” he said in a separate tweet.

The Grammy-nominated entertainer, who graduated from Americas High School in El Paso, is known for giving back to his community. Most recently, his Great Khalid Foundation has provided scholarships for Socorro Independent School District students.

Khalid’s benefit concert will be held later in August, with all proceeds set to go towards the families affected by the shooting.


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