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Blink-182 On Lockdown In El Paso Hotel After Nearby Mass Shooting

By Whitney Vasquez

Blink-182 remains on lockdown in their El Paso hotel following the mass shooting that took place at a nearby Walmart.

The Blast has confirmed that Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba are all safe and accounted for after they were forced to retreat back to their hotel during an outing on Saturday.

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Hoppus informed his Twitter followers that they had just finished breakfast and were heading to a mall when 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."

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Hoppus told fans he didn't see any police or helicopters and was hoping "it’s just an over abundance of caution and someone got the malls confused."

An hour later he gave an update, saying news of a separate incident was incorrect, but "we are still in our hotel."

He added, "federal agent at the door to the building."

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Blink 182 is currently on tour with Lil Wayne and are scheduled to play El Paso's Don Haskins center on Sunday.

It's unclear if the rapper is staying in the same hotel as the band or if their show will continue as planned.

Stars Send Prayers:

Celebrities are calling for a change.

The El Paso mass shooting left 20 people dead and 26 more wounded, according to the AP.

Stars like "Riverdale" actress Lili Reinhart, Elijah Wood and more sent their condolences to the victims and their families.

Reinhart wrote she was "sick to my stomach over what has happened" and stated, "Who has to die for laws to change?"

Wood said, "This is not normal. It should never be normal."

Comedian Dean Obeidallah said Donald Trump is "more concerned with NRA donations" than saving lives.

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