Four killed and ‘multitude of injuries’ in Alabama shooting at birthday party

Multiple people have been injured and four have been killed in a shooting in Alabama, officials have said.

The incident is reported to have taken place at a teenager’s birthday party late on Saturday evening in the city of Dadeville, in Tallapoosa County.

It was not immediately known if a suspect was in custody.

WRBL-TV reported it occurred at a dance studio. The station showed images of crime scene tape around the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio and neighbouring buildings, as well as a heavy police presence.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said the shooting happened at about 10.30pm and gave no information about a possible motive.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement: “This morning, I grieve with the people of Dadeville and my fellow Alabamians.

“Violent crime has no place in our state, and we are staying closely updated by law enforcement as details emerge.”

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Dadeville is a small city of about 3,000 people 45 miles northeast of Montgomery, Alabama.

There have been 162 mass shootings so far this year, according to Gun Violence Archive.

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