A mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama, last night has left multiple people dead and more than 20 people injured.
The Tallapoosa County Coroner confirmed there are fatalities. Authorities haven’t said how many people were shot or how many people have died, but that more than 20 people were hurt.
Several victims were taken to a hospital in nearby Alexander City, the town’s newspaper reported.
“At probably midnight, I was notified that we would be receiving patients into our hospital from an incident that occurred in Dadeville, and it would appear that we were going to have several patients coming. From what I understand, there were quite a few people involved,” Russell Medical marketing director says.
An image circulating on social media showed six people collapsed inside a venue.
The gunfire is believed to have broken out during a teenager’s birthday celebration at a dance studio. Authorities have not released information about the perpetrator, or a potential motive.
The shooting appears to have taken place on N Broadnax Street in front of PNC Bank and Mahogany’s Masterpiece dance studio.
Police from Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Jacksons Gap, Auburn, Opelika and Lee County responded to the incident.
Authorities said there will be a news conference to discuss details, but they haven’t said when the press conference will take place.
Dadeville, a town of about 3,000 people, is in Tallapoosa County about 60 miles outside Montgomery.
This is an ongoing investigation, I will update as soon as more information becomes available to me. If you have any information regarding this case please contact your local police department.