"Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul," the band said in a statement
Radiohead is sharing their thoughts after fans in Istanbul were attacked.
The band held a worldwide streaming event with participating record stores to celebrate the release of their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, on Friday.
However, a violent attack broke out at the Velvet IndieGround Records in Istanbul, Turkey round 9 p.m. local time. Shop owner Seogu Lee and other visitors were reportedly beaten, and the record store was vandalized, according to the event’s Facebook page.
“Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul,” the band said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support.”
According to a Reddit thread, the group of attackers were allegedly upset because the store visitors were not observing Ramadan, a month-long fasting, and were drinking beer.