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Jaylon Calloway, 14, Bayou Body Count No. 96

A young life ended in a burst of violence outside a downtown club Saturday night.

Jaylon Calloway, a 14-year-old Yates High freshman, was attending a private graduation party at the 2020 Club. His grandmother told the Houston Chronicle he went with his stepbrother, who was being honored at the large event. which had about 700 to 1,000 people in attendance.

Houston police say an argument at the party got out of hand.

"The argument turned into a fistfight and then escalated into gunfire when a number of people pulled out guns and started shooting," HPD officers T. Miller and S. Anderson said. "Calloway was fatally struck and another male was wounded."

The incident occurred at about 1 p.m. Saturday. Calloway was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

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The wounded man, an unidentified 18-year-old shot in the thigh, was treated at a hospital and released, HPD says.

There's no info on suspects, and anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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