Texans star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors at hospital

Watt went to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center near Houston, to visit the survivors of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Kahron Spearman

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center to visit the survivors of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, just outside of Houston.


"My daughter Sarah Salazar was the only person taken out of the room still alive," wrote Sonia Lopez-Puentes. "She has a broken jaw and will need a shoulder replacement which will be a [lifelong] issue for her. But they took her tube out today and she's breathing on her own."

JJ Watt visited her right after and it put a smile on her face.

Watt also visited another survivor, Clay Horn, who had been campaigning on social media for a visit from his favorite NFL player. He received his wish earlier this week.


Eight students and two teachers were killed a week ago, and the small community is still reeling from the tragic event. Watt offered to pay for the funerals for the victims.


Shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is currently in custody, reportedly under suicide watch. The father of the suspected shooter,  Antonios Pagourtzis, told media that his son was a victim of bullying.