Blink-182 'Locked Down' in Hotel Following El Paso Shooting

Mark Hoppus and his bandmates in blink-182 are "locked down" in their El Paso hotel room following a shooting that resulted in multiple fatalities at a nearby shopping center.

On Saturday (Aug. 3), Hoppus tweeted that he was en route to a mall when his security team informed him that there was an active shooter near their destination. They returned to their hotel, where news of another shooting in the area broke: "over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings."

CBS News reports that local law enforcement indicated there were two shooters at a Walmart near El Paso's Cielo Vista Mall, and that there were multiple deaths from the attack, which took place early Saturday afternoon. Hoppus later tweeted an update that reports of the second shooting were incorrect. 

blink-182 are currently on tour with Lil Wayne, and scheduled to play El Paso's Don Haskins center on Sunday (Aug. 4).

Read the rest of Hoppus' account in full below.


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