The residents of Dadeville, Alabama, received news of the killing of four people and the injury of 28 others at a teenage birthday party around 10:30 p.m. The attack took place at the Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio, where people had gathered to celebrate birthday .
Almost a day after the incident, on Sunday evening, the residents waited for details from law enforcement about the perpetrators and motives behind the attack, but no information was given regarding the suspects or their motives.
Sergeant Jeremy Burkett of the law enforcement agency made a statement during a press conference, stating that officials are still trying to confirm who was in the building at the time of the incident and that the situation is still very unclear. Additionally, the number of people who are critically injured or shot among the 28 injured is yet to be determined.
ALEA has requested the Chief of Police in Dadeville to search for any information that may contribute to the investigation of the crime.
Some well-known personalities have expressed their opinions, impressions, and condolences about the incident. Heidi Smith, the marketing director at Dadeville Hospital, stated that the hospital treated at least 15 victims of the shooting. As soon as the hospital announced the incident, they prepared to receive the wounded, and 17 ambulances arrived quickly. Some of the victims were transported from Lake Martin Community Hospital, while others were taken to other hospitals, either by ambulance or by air to the Birmingham Trauma Center.
Annette Allen expressed her deep sadness about the death of her granddaughter and the injury of her daughter by a bullet. It is worth noting that the location of the incident is where Annette’s granddaughter celebrated her sixteenth birthday.
Annette also told Radio Troy that this is a small community, and the children did not want anything but to celebrate her granddaughter’s birthday party, but this event turned into a horrifying incident that made them wait for the bodies instead of the children leaving the party happily.