A mass shooting in Alabama on Saturday has resulted in the tragic loss of at least four lives. According to local media reports, the incident occurred at a 16th birthday party held at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in Dadeville, where several people were also injured.
State Governor Kay Ivey expressed her grief and solidarity with the people of Dadeville and Alabama, stating on Twitter that violent crime has no place in their state, and they are closely monitoring updates from law enforcement.
Pastor Ben Hayes, who serves as the chaplain for the Dadeville Police Department and local high school football team, revealed that most of the victims were teenagers, including a promising young athlete whom he knew personally. The tragedy has deeply impacted the small town of Dadeville and its surrounding community.
Plans are underway to hold a community vigil in remembrance of the victims of the shooting that occurred on Saturday.
As of now, there is no official confirmation on the cause of the incident or whether any suspects have been apprehended. This tragic event in Alabama comes on the heels of another shooting on the same day at a park in Louisville, Kentucky, resulting in the death of two individuals and injury to four others.
Dadeville, a small rural town with a population of approximately 3,200, located in Tallapoosa County in eastern Alabama, has been deeply affected by this incident. It is worth noting that there have been over 140 mass shootings recorded in the United States this year alone.