4 Dead, 28 Injured In Alabama At Teen's Birthday Party Due To A Shooting

4 Dead, 28 Injured In Alabama At Teen's Birthday Party Due To A Shooting

Updated on April 18, 2023 10:30 AM by Andrew Koschiev

Here's the latest story! Four people died on Saturday night in Ala od Dadeville, and 28 were injured at a teenage birthday party in a shooting. During a Sweet 16 celebration, a tragic shooting occurred at the Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio in Alabama around 10:30 p.m. local time. As of Sunday evening, law enforcement has not revealed any information about the motive or suspects involved. Sgt. Jeremy Burkett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency stated in a press conference that the situation is still evolving, and officials are working to ascertain the individuals present at the studio during the incident.

Sgt. Jeremy Burkett Urged Community Members To Provide Helpful Information 

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Sgt. Jeremy Burkett appeals to the community for information to aid the investigation launched by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) at the request of the Dadeville police chief. Ivy Creek Healthcare, which operates a local hospital, treated at least 15 gunshot victims, with some released from Lake Martin Community Hospital and others transferred to different medical facilities, including a trauma center in Birmingham. Annette Allen reveals that her granddaughter's Sweet 16 birthday party was where the attack happened, resulting in the tragic death of her grandson and the injury of her daughter, who was taken to a nearby hospital.

The Shooting Took Place In a Tight-knit Small Community

Dadeville, a small city with around 3,000 residents located about an hour away from Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, was described by Dadeville Police Chief Jonathan Floyd as a close-knit community with wonderful people. Alabama State Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey stated that the shooting affected multiple communities and high schools. Raymond Porter, the superintendent of Tallapoosa County Schools, mentioned that counselors would be available at various campuses on Monday to support students, as they are expected to be deeply impacted by the tragedy. President Biden briefed for the shooting act, and the local authorities offered support to monitor the situation. Gov. Kay Ivey posted on Sunday morning on the events of Dadeville. However, no further information was given on the incident. 

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