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  • A Friday morning shooting claimed the life of a New Jersey high school teacher [hhmc]

  • Kofi A. Owens, 45, of Newark, was a teacher at STEM Academy in East Orange [hhmc]

  • A second man was also shot but survived; Authorities are investigating the shooting[hhmc]

A Friday morning shooting claimed the life of a New Jersey high school teacher.

Kofi A. Owens, 45, of Newark, was shot to death on South 16th Street in East Orange around 1 a.m., Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced.

Owens, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:18 a.m., was a teacher at East Orange STEM Academy. According to the school's website, Owens was a tech lead teacher.

A second man was also shot but survived. He is in stable condition, however authorities have not released his name.

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No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.

The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office tips line at 1-877-TIPD-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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