Allen High School football player, 16, shot and killed in Texas house

Allen High School football player, 16, shot and killed in Texas house

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Allen High School football player, 16, shot and killed in Texas house

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Note: This story has been updated with information about the arrest of a suspect and information about the party.

A 16-year-old Texas high school football was shot at a party on Saturday night and died in the hospital, according to DallasNews.

Marquel Ellis Jr., a 16-year-old sophomore on the Allen (Texas) High School varsity and junior varsity football teams, was shot around 10 p.m.

Ellis’ mother, Jocelyn Maduagwu, told FOX 4 the boy had attended the party with his older sister. He was playing video games and listening to music, Maduagwu said.

Several people had been kicked out of the party. They later returned and fired into the house, police told NBCDFW.

Maduagwu said the people who were kicked out and fired the gun had been uninvited.

A 17-year-old was arrested Monday on one count of murder, according to Dallas News.

Police told NBCDFW the house is a property available for rental through an online marketplace, though the outlet did not specify which one.

Neighbors told NBCDFW there are often parties at the house.

A teenage neighbor heard nine or 10 shots go off, he told the outlet.

Ellis, who was initially declared dead by police at the home, was transported to the hospital where he later died, according to Dallas News.

He played wide receiver for Allen.

“His teammates loved him,” head coach Terry Gambill told Dallas News. “He loved his teammates, really just a good athlete, good person.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Ellis’ family pay for funeral expenses. As of Monday at 6 p.m. CT, it had raised about $14,000.

The football and basketball teams at Allen tweeted after Ellis’ death.

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