Name of teenage shooting victim released

Name of teenage shooting victim released
Alec Long (Source: GCCS)
Alec Long (Source: GCCS)

CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) - The name of the teenager who was shot and killed outside Charlestown earlier this week has been released.

Greater Clark County Schools confirmed Thursday the victim was Alec Long, 13, a student at Charlestown Middle School.

Long died from a single gunshot wound in a Rolling Hills subdivision home.

Earlier this week, the sheriff's office said the shooting was not on purpose and could have easily been prevented.

"Please, please remind parents at home to make sure a gun, period, but especially a loaded firearm, is not left where people can have access to it," Sheriff Jamey Noel said. "Gun locks are cheap. Gun safes are cheap"

Visitation services for Long will be held from noon-8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.

Long's family has requested those who attend wear red or black.

Greater Clark County Schools also posted about the shooting on its Facebook page Friday. The district said grief counselors have been available as needed.

"It's very difficult for a school community to face the death of a young person," the statement read. "The district encourages parents to speak with their child about their loss."

A 16-year-old, whose name has not been released, has been charged with reckless homicide in the shooting.

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