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Four People Killed In Mass Shooting At A ‘Sweet 16’ Birthday Party


April 17, 2023

At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting at a 16th birthday party in the US state of Alabama.

Twenty-eight people were injured, some critically, after shots were fired at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in the city of Dadeville on Saturday.

High school senior Phil Dowdell, a star athlete, has been named by local media as one of the victims.

President Joe Biden renewed his calls for tougher gun laws after the incident.

This shooting makes it over 160 mass shootings – in which four or more people are shot – so far this year.

Next to no details have emerged about how the shooting was brought to an end, or whether a suspect has themselves died or is in custody.