Houston Texans defensive end to pay for Texas shooting funerals
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Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed in a Texas school shooting on Friday.

ABC 13 reported that the Houston Texans confirmed that the team’s star defensive end will pay for the services.

Nine students and a teacher were killed when a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School near Houston. Ten others were injured in the shooting.

Watts responded to news of the shooting in a tweet Friday, calling it “absolutely horrific.” 


The NFL star also raised millions of dollars for hurricane relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last year.

The suspected shooter, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant on Friday.

Police also detained another student on Friday as a person of interest in the case.