Blink-182 Postpones Show Following Texas Shooting

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Blink-182 has postponed their Sunday, August 4th concert following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

The band took to Twitter with the announcement, saying that their show at the UTEP Don Haskins Center would be canceled for the time being “in solidarity with the community.”

"Following today's terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Please stay tuned for further updates coming soon. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso," the tweet reads.

This comes just a few hours after Mark Hoppus, bassist of the band, revealed on Twitter that he and the other bandmembers were on lockdown in their hotel immediately following the incident.

“We are locked down in our hotel in el paso,” the tweet reads. He goes on to say that there were reports of another active shooter across the street, but later confirmed that information was false due to “an over abundance of caution.”

Hoppus continued to update fans on the incident, later tweeting, “We were leaving breakfast when our security texted that there was an active shooter at the mall we were headed to. Saw dozens of police cars on the freeway and surface streets. We got back to the hotel and and turned on the news to see what was happening.”

The El Paso Police Department took to Twitter around 1 pm EST on Saturday to warn the community to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall. It was confirmed that the shooting took place in a Walmart.

There are 20 confirmed deaths along with dozens of injuries. The suspected gunman is Patrick Crusius of Dallas.