NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) - A high school student was shot and killed in the area of Grand and Elm Streets in New London on Wednesday night.
The teen was identified as 17-year-old Ronde Ford.
New London Public Schools superintendent Cynthia Ritchie released a statement on Thursday, confirming the victim was a New London High School student.
"It is with the deepest regret and sadness that I inform you about the tragic and sudden loss of one of our high school students," Ritchie said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to the entire school community of which this student was a beloved part."
New London police said they received a call about gunshots being fired around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Officials arrived and found the teen in the road.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The New London County State's Attorney's Office was notified, along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Police are looking into what led up to the shooting, saying the shooting does not appear to have been random.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to give New London police a call.
During a news conference on Thursday, officials said Ford was very well-known, and was a football player.
Ritchie said that crisis intervention teams made up of trained professionals will be on hand to help students, families and school personnel cope.
"Counselors are available at all schools for any students or staff members who may need support surrounding this loss," she said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support Ford's family.