By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search is on for the gunman who shot and killed a North Jersey high school soccer star who has family ties to our area. Eighteen-year-old Moussa Fofana was gunned down at the Underhill Sports Complex in Maplewood Sunday night.

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Authorities say the 11th grader was on his way to a friend’s house.

The teen has relatives in Philadelphia.

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Eyewitness News talked to his mother who came down to share the tragic news with family members.

“My son did not deserve what happened to him. He was a happy child, he was a good kid. He was not in trouble. He was kind to everybody, loving to everybody, very respectful,” Bebe Fofana said.

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Police also found another 18-year-old student who was shot. He was shot in the leg.