Details about the shooting at a "Sweet 16" birthday party in Dadeville are slowly coming out. However, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is still asking the public for help in filling in the gaps.
On Monday, ALEA identified the four victims killed in the shooting and said the number of those injured increased to 32.
The four killed were Shaunkivia Nicole Smith, 17, of Dadeville, Marsiah Emmanuel Collins, 19, of Opelika, Corbin Dahmontrey Holston, 23, of Dadeville and Philstavious Dowdell, 18, of Camp Hill.
The shooting happened Saturday around 10:34 p.m. at Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio. The party was for the sister of Dowdell.
Dadeville police responded and found multiple victims on the scene. They called ALEA investigators in for assistance.
ALEA's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said a thorough investigation is underway to determine a motive and potential suspects.
"Special Agents did not recover any high-powered rifle ammunition at the scene," ALEA said in a statement. "However, they did recover numerous shell casings used in handguns."
ALEA is asking the public for information from the public. ALEA's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is taking tips by phone at 1-800-392-8011 or by email at [email protected]. Anonymous calls may be made to Central Alabama Crimestoppers at 1-833-AL1-STOP. A reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.
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