Dadeville shooting: In a shocking incident, multiple children were shot at a teenager’s birthday party in United States's Dadeville, Alabama on Saturday (local time), resulting in the killing of at least four including a high school football player. During the incident, more than two dozen were injured.
According to police, the football player was celebrating his sister’s 16th birthday. The shooting erupted Saturday night at a dance studio in downtown Dadeville.
The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when officers were called for a shooting at a teenager’s birthday party in the area of E Green Street and N Broadnax Street in Dadeville, a small city in Tallapoosa County.
Keenan Cooper, the DJ at the party, told WBMA-TV that the party was stopped briefly when attendees heard someone had a gun. He said people with guns were asked to leave, but no one left. Cooper said when the shooting began an hour later, some people took shelter under a table where he was standing, and others ran out.
2 killed in Louisville
Earlier today, an incident of gun violence was reported where six people were shot in Old Louisville.
According to reports, at least two people lost their lives while multiple others suffered severe injuries. The shooting happened at around 9 p.m. on Saturday at Chickasaw Park in west Louisville. The injured were taken to hospital where one person was reported to be in critical condition.
Citing Louisville Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey, BNO News said there were hundreds of people at the park when someone started shooting at a crowd. As of now, no witnesses have come forward with any information regarding the suspect, he said.
Earlier last week, a Louisville bank employee armed with a rifle opened fire at his workplace, killing five people — including a close friend of Kentucky’s governor — while live streaming the attack on Instagram on Monday.
The live-streaming of such a tragic incident has again raised grave questions on social media platforms which have been claiming to place a proper mechanism to prohibit the promotion of heinous acts on their platforms.
Mass shootings in US surged in past few years
Notably, the country has witnessed a surge in mass killing in the past few years. The shooting, the 15th mass killing in the country this year, comes just two weeks after a former student killed three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, about 260 kilometres to the south. That state’s governor and his wife also had friends killed in that shooting.