1 Student Killed, Another Injured In Shooting Near High School

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A shooting near a high school in Maplewood, New Jersey, left one student dead and another one injured Sunday, according to WABC-TV.

Searches for the shooter reportedly remain ongoing. City officials confirmed that 18-year-old Columbia High School junior Moussa Fofana was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, according to WABC-TV.

The shooting took place at the Underhill sports complex located a few blocks away from the victim’s high school, WABC-TV reported.

Another Columbia High School student reportedly sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and has been hospitalized. He was only identified as a 17-year-old by Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during a Monday press briefing, WNBC reported.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we confirm there was a shooting last night with multiple victims at Underhill. One person was killed and at least one other was wounded. Tragically, the police have verified that both victims were Columbia High School students,” Superintendent Ronald Taylor wrote in a letter sent to members of the community, according to WABC-TV.

Taylor also informed the parents of the school’s decision to suspend all activities at the Underhill sports complex for the duration of police investigation. (RELATED: Police: One Dead, Officer Injured At Knoxville, Tennessee, High School)

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family in their time of need. We will follow up with additional communication as we receive clearance from the local law enforcement and the family,” Taylor added.

As of Monday, no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting. Essex County prosecutors are leading the investigation, WNBC reported.