A former high school soccer star was tragically killed when she was struck by a stray bullet while working at a bar in Georgia, according to police.
Brianna Long, 21, was closing up at The Pier in Remerton along with a co-worker when a fight outside led to gunfire around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to The Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Long was struck while inside the establishment. She was taken to South Georgia Medical Center where she later died from her injuries, police said.
Many patrons were outside the restaurant at the time of the shooting and several vehicles were also struck by gunfire, GBI said. No other injuries were reported.
No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made, GBI told The Post.
“We are continuing to follow and leads, interview witnesses we identify and are processing evidence recovered from the scene,” Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg said.
Long was a former standout soccer player at Paulding County High School, WSBTV reported.
While at PHS, Long was named the regional winner for Positive Athlete Georgia out of 5,000 student-athletes nominated for the award in the 2019-2020 school year.
She had been attending Valdosta State University and was expected to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in May 2024, according to her obituary.
“Brianna had an unparalleled ability to light up a room and make everyone around her feel loved. With her infectious laughter and genuine personality, she never met a stranger,” her family wrote in the obituary.
“Her genuine compassion and empathy endeared her to countless individuals, leaving an indelible mark on their lives.”