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Alabama mass shooting update: Six suspects arrested in Dadeville Sweet 16 party attack

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Six suspects have now been arrested in connection with the mass shooting at a “Sweet 16” birthday party that left four dead and 32 injured in Dadeville, Alabama.

On Thursday, authorities announced that three more suspects had been taken into custody, including a 15-year-old boy who has not been named because of his age, Johnny Letron Brown, 20, and Willie George Brown Jr., 19. Has gone.

Following the previous arrests of Wilson Lamar Hill Jr., 20, and brothers Ty Rick McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16, that brings the total number of people arrested in connection with the shooting to six.

All six have been charged with four counts of negligent homicide.

The latest arrest comes five days after the horrific attack at Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio on Saturday night.

One of the four people killed in the incident was high school football star PhilStavius ​​”Phil” Dowdell, 18, and it is revealed that he died saving the life of his sister, Alexis, who was having a birthday celebration.

Shaunkivia Nicole “Keke” Smith, 17, Marcia Collins, 19, and Corbin Holston, 23, were also killed.

No motive has been given by the police.

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A high school star who was among the victims of a mass shooting in Alabama has died saving his sister’s life.

The shooting happened Saturday night during Phil Dowdell’s sister Alexis’ “Sweet 16” birthday party at Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio.

Dowdell pushed his sister to the ground as shots rang out inside the dance studio at around 10.34 p.m. “I think he tried to push me out the door as fast as he could,” Alexis told The Associated Press.

Report of the Alisha Rehman government.

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Amy Jackson told that this tragedy has affected every corner in this small town with a population of only 3,200 Independent on Monday. Ms Jackson’s cousin Keke Nicole Smith is among the victims killed – and at least two of her other loved ones are recovering in hospital. His fiancee’s cousin Corbin Holston was also killed during the attack.

“It’s still fresh. It hasn’t sunk in that this is actually happening. It’s a close-knit community, people know everyone. ‘Your kids are our kids’ type of community,” Ms. Jackson said. “And it’s hard to believe that something like this, which we usually see on TV… is our reality.”

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America has suffered another tragic outbreak of gun violence, this time at a “Sweet 16” birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama, that left four people dead and 28 others injured.

According to local police, the shooting began at around 10.34am on Saturday (April 15) during a festival held at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in Dadeville, a small town of about 3,000 residents located 45 miles northeast of Montgomery.

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17-year-old Ty Reek McCullough and his 16-year-old brother Travis McCullough were arrested by Alabama police in connection with the Dadeville shooting that left four people dead.

However, a 36-year-old man, also named Travis McCullough, has been receiving threatening and hateful messages on social media.

Mr McCullough said, “I’m scared to go outside because of the messages and comments I’m seeing.” Montgomery Advertiser,

Mr. McCullough works as a delivery driver and lives 40 miles northeast in the Valley. He initially started deleting hate comments and DMs, but later realized he might need proof of threats if something bad happened.

“I’ve been cautious about that all day,” he said. “Just know, I’m not the one who did it.”

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Tania Cox, an 18-year-old who was shot twice in her right arm while fleeing the party, joining hundreds of residents, told CBS News that the mother of Phil and Alexis Dowdell threatened anyone with a gun at the party. was ordered to leave. Shooting unfolded.

Ms Cox said: “The mum said whoever had the guns had to get out and they didn’t and five minutes later the shooting started.”

“I ran in front of a bullet and shot. I didn’t know what was happening, I just saw blood coming out of my hand.”

Authorities said earlier this week that they had not found any high-powered rifle ammunition at the scene. They found several shell casings used in handguns.

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District Attorney Mike Seagrest said yesterday evening that a sixth suspect, 15, was taken into custody, the AL reported.

Mr. Segrest, however, did not identify the suspect or say where the suspect lived.

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The five people charged in the fatal shooting, including three teenagers, are being held without bond at the Tallapoosa County Jail.

Authorities wrote in court documents filed Thursday that they believe all five were present at the party and “discharged firearms into the crowd” resulting in the deaths of four people.

The party was in full swing at a dance studio not far from the town square when the shots rang out.

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Saturday night’s shooting rocked the small town of Dadeville, about 80 miles southeast of Birmingham, and families suddenly found themselves planning memorials and burial services instead of graduation parties or college move-ins.

The fatal victims were identified Monday as Keke Nicole Smith, 17, Phil Dowdell, 18, Marcia Collins, 19, and Corbin Holston, 23. As of Wednesday night, four victims remained hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities announced the arrest of 20-year-old Johnny Letron Brown on Thursday, five days after the horrific attack Saturday night at Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio.

Two days after the arrests, police identified the first suspects arrested in the case, 17-year-old Tye Rick McCullough and 16-year-old Travis McCullough. A third suspect, 20-year-old Wilson Lamar Hill Jr., was arrested on Wednesday.

“We’re going to make sure that every victim gets justice, not just the deceased,” District Attorney Mark Sergist said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Even though these are 16 and 17 year olds, we are going to charge them as adults.”

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Five people, including three teenagers, have been arrested in connection with the mass shooting at a “Sweet 16” birthday party that killed four people and injured 32 in Dadeville, Alabama.

Willie George Brown Jr., 19, was arrested Thursday and charged with four counts of reckless homicide, an Alabama law enforcement agency said.

Earlier in the day, Johnny Letron Brown, 20, of Tuskegee, was arrested and charged with four counts of reckless homicide.

Two days after the arrest, police identified the first suspects held in the case, 17-year-old Ty Rick McCullough and 16-year-old Travis McCullough. A third suspect, 20-year-old Wilson Lamar Hill Jr., was arrested. Wednesday.

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District Attorney Mark Sergist said Monday the fatal victims were identified as Keke Nicole Smith, 17, Phil Dowdell, 18, Marcia Collins, 19, and Corbin Holston, 23. As of Wednesday night, four victims remained hospitalized in critical condition.

“It doesn’t make the injury any easier. But we are relieved that they (the suspects) are not out in the community,” Amy Jackson, Smith’s cousin, told the AP.

The shots rang out at a birthday party for Dowdell’s sister, Alexis Dowdell, which was being held at a dance studio just off the city’s Courthouse Square. Several people began shooting shortly after Dowdell’s mother with a gun stopped the festivities to ask people to leave, witnesses said.

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