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Columbia High School Student Dead, Another Injured In Sports Field Shooting

Moussa Foufana
Moussa Foufana Photo Credit: Moussa Foufana Facebook

An 18-year-old high school student died and another was injured in a shooting at a sports field Sunday night, authorities said.

Columbia High School junior Moussa Fofana, of Maplewood, was shot at Underhill Sports Complex around 9:30 p.m., according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.  He was pronounced dead at the scene approximately one hour later.

An unidentified 17-year-old victim was hospitalized for treatment of a non life-threatening gunshot wound, authorities said.

Authorities remained at the scene -- approximately six blocks from Columbia High School -- on Monday, although no arrests had been made.

“This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a devastating blow to our students, staff and community,” South Orange Maplewood superintendent Ronald Taylor said in a letter to parents.

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