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A 20-year-old woman was shot and killed outside a Mexican restaurant in northwest Houston Screen shot of Twitter.com/@Pooja Lodhia's post
Screen shot of Twitter.com/@Pooja Lodhia's post

An altercation turned deadly in the early-morning hours when a 20-year-old woman was shot and killed outside a Mexican restaurant in northwest Houston.

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Aluxes Mares was shot in the head at around 2:00 a.m. at the Chulas Sports Cantina on Highway 249 at Gessner after a violent confrontation between herself, a friend and two men.

Mares’ friend, James Butanda, 26, was shot in the torso and transported to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands in critical condition.

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The woman’s family is reportedly tight-knit and mourning the tragic loss.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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