Long, a bartender at The Pier, was closing the bar at around 2 a.m. when a shooting occurred outside the establishment approximately 30 minutes later. The GBI said Long was struck by a bullet as she was finishing her shift with another employee. She was transported to South Georgia Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased.
The GBI alleges an altercation led up to the shooting. As gunfire erupted, there were reportedly many individuals outside and numerous cars were struck by bullets.
The GBI did not announce any arrests.
At the time of her death, Long was a student at Valdosta State University, WSB-TV reports.