After A Tragic School Shooting, Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt Offers Help To Victims’ Families

“Absolutely horrific.”

Fellow Texans and people across the country are coming together after a shooting Friday left 10 dead at a high school southeast of Houston. Less than 24 hours after the incident at Santa Fe High School, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt offered to pay for the funerals for the victims of the attack, most of whom are reportedly students. The shooting is the third in eight days, per CNN. 

"Absolutely horrific," Watt tweeted after news broke of the incident. 


Since being drafted by the Texans, the defensive end has been involved with multiple charitable efforts in Houston. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Watt helped raised more than $37 million for flood relief.   

In addition to Watt's gesture, the Houston Astros held a moment of silence at their game Friday night, and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul told reporters the playoffs are "minor compared to what those people are dealing with."

"On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Sante Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected," the Houston Texans wrote in a statement. "We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbors."


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