At least four dead, 28 injured in shooting at birthday party in Dadeville
A vigil is held for victims of a mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama on April 16, 2023. Law enforcement says mass shooting at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville left four people dead and 28 people injured on Saturday night. (Jemma Stephenson/Alabama Reflector)
At least four people were killed and 28 injured in a shooting at a birthday party in Dadeville on Saturday night.
The shootings took place on Broadnax Street around 10:30 p.m., said Sgt. Jeremy Burkett, a spokesman for ALEA, at a press conference Sunday morning. The Alexander City Outlook reported the shootings took place at Mahogany’s Masterpiece, a dance studio.
“There were four lives, not fatalities, lives,” Burkett said.
ALEA officials said Sunday evening that 28 people were injured in the shooting. Heidi Smith, director of marketing for Lake Martin Hospital, said in a statement Sunday 15 teenagers were admitted to the hospital with injuries. Six were treated and released; nine were transferred to other hospitals, and five were in critical condition.
Law enforcement did not share information on arrests or possible suspects. Burkett said in response to a question after a Sunday morning press conference that there was no public safety threat.
“What we’ve dealt with is something that none of you should have to endure,” said Jonathan L. Floyd, the chief of the Dadeville Police Department.
Jaheem Brown said Sunday morning he was at the party last night but left early.
“My heart goes out to all of the families who have to go through this,” he said.
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