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  • Moussa Fofana was killed and a 17-year-old boy was injured in a shootout at the Columbia High School athletic field in Maplewood, New Jersey.
  • Authorities said the shots were “not a threat to the public” but refused to reveal the motive.

An 18-year-old student was killed and another injured in a weekend shooting at a high school athletic field in northern New Jersey.

The shots erupted around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Columbia High School in Maplewood, Essex County prosecutors said.

Victim Identified

Incoming police quickly found Moussa Fofana, 18, of Maplewood, who had been shot at least once, and a 17-year-old boy whose name was not disclosed.

Fofana was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later, while the injured teenager was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said the Underhill Field shooting “did not pose a threat to the public,” but declined to disclose a possible motive.

There have been no more arrests since Monday afternoon.

Frank Sanchez

In a letter to parents posted by Village Green, Columbia High School principal Frank Sanchez claimed Fofana was a young man.

“This unimaginable calamity is undoubtedly a devastating blow to our students, staff and the community,” wrote Ronald Taylor, Superintendent of South Orange Maplewood, in a separate letter to parents.

Suzanne Fein, who previously taught Fofana at Maplewood High School, said the teenager was “adored and loved” at school.

“Mossa loved nothing more than human attachment,” he told Village Green. A student who never left without a thank you and a friendly smile, grateful to all who are committed to him. A positive light in our world is dimmed and our hearts are forever sad. ‘

Fofana is on this year’s Columbia High School football roster, Patch Maplewood reported.

The Orange South and Maplewood School District provided student and staff counselors for high schools and other schools in the district.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy spoke about the shooting at a press conference Monday, calling it a “new case of gun violence between us.”