‘This is a sad time’: Sylacauga residents speak out after student killed in shooting

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Residents are speaking out about gun violence in Sylacauga following a shooting that killed a Coosa County student.

Sylacauga police responded to reports of gunshots in the Drew Court Housing Complex Tuesday and found the student, pronounced deceased, on the scene.

The 14-year-old student was a 10th-grade student at Central High School in Coosa County. The identity of the student has not been released.

Coosa County School Superintendent David Stover released a statement saying in part quote:

“This is a sad time for our school, district, and kids. We’re communicating with students to ensure they’re mentally and physically ok. Our mental health assistants, counselors, SRO emergency response team, and local pastors are available to talk with students and support them.”

Residents and business owners tell INTERNEWSCAST that gun violence is becoming more common in the city.

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