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4 People Killed And 28 Injured At Sweet 16 Birthday Party

April 17, 2023 | By Kali Girl

A tragic incident unfolded over the weekend at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville leaving 4 dead and 28 injured, reports CNN.

“There were four lives tragically lost in this incident, and there’s been a multitude of injuries,” Sgt. Jeremy J. Burkett said.

The incident took place on Saturday night in downtown Dadeville at approximately 10:34 pm.

“Please understand this is also a very fluid situation. We have been getting continuous updates throughout the day and we are absolutely trying to confirm and understand everyone that was in the venue there,” Burkett said.

Burkett revealed that he and his team are speaking with witnesses and gathering vital information about the shooting. During the news conference, the police did not provide any details regarding the suspect or motive.

It’s been confirmed that among the victims was Philstavious Dowdell, a highly talented high school football player and the brother of the birthday girl.

This information was revealed by Ben Hayes, the chaplain of the football team.

Earlier on Sunday, hospital officials said at least 15 teenagers were treated for gunshot wounds – including several who are in critical condition.

Since the press conference on Sunday, police have not released any information about the assailant or a possible motive.

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