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Watt offers to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims

27   //    19 May 2018, 14:25 IST
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of the Santa Fe High School shooting victims.

Ten people were killed and as many were injured when a gunman opened fire in Texas on Friday

Watt told the school that he would cover the cost of the funerals for those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

He tweeted: "Absolutely horrific."

Watt received the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year award in February for his fundraising efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. He initially aimed to raise $200,000 but ended up totalling $37million.

The Texans released a statement offering their condolences to families and those affected.

"On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Santa Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected." the statement said.

"We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbours."

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