By CBSNewYork Team

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A memorial service was held Friday night for a high school soccer player who was shot and killed in New Jersey.

Grieving family and friends attended the service at the Las Rosas Bannworth Funeral Home in Elizabeth for 17-year-old Paul Baez.

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Paul was shot and killed Monday on Fulton Street in Elizabeth. Police say the teen was going to a relative’s house for dinner when shots were fired.

Paul was a high school senior and wanted to be a professional soccer player.

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“There’s not words to express how the community loved Paul. Paul is a friend. Paul is a teammate,” said Merlín Villagomez, Paul’s coach.

“He was always there to push us, all the time. Just his energy overall. He always brought light to our team,” one friend said.

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It’s not clear if Paul was targeted or an innocent bystander. No arrests have been made.

CBSNewYork Team