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Funeral set in North Texas for UNM baseball player fatally shot

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The funeral for a University of New Mexico baseball player who was fatally shot outside an Albuquerque club will be held next week in his native Texas.

Jackson Weller was a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher from Keller who transferred to UNM from Gateway Community College in Phoenix. He attended Nolan Catholic High School. 

School officials say Weller wasn’t currently on the Lobos’ official roster because of injury, but was still part of the program and hoped to play again in the fall.

Albuquerque police say no suspects have been identified in the shooting early Saturday and their investigation continues.

Weller’s funeral is set for 1 p.m. Monday at the Good Shepard Catholic Church in Colleyville.

His family has requested any donations made in Weller’s honor be done through the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

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