According to state officials, a mass shooting in downtown Dadeville, Alabama, left four people dead and injured.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the shooting took place shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For additional information, CNN has contacted the mayor of Dadeville, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office, and the county coroner.
In a statement provided to CNN, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey stated, “This morning, I grieve with the people of Dadeville and my fellow Alabamians.”
The Alabama shooting happened that very day that shots were discharged into a group at a recreation area in Louisville, Kentucky. Two individuals were killed and four others were injured.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the United States has experienced at least 162 mass shootings in the first 15 weeks of 2023. That is a normal of more than 1.5 mass shootings consistently up until this point this year.
According to the archive, a mass shooting is one in which at least four people, excluding the shooter, are killed.
In particular, the United States has seen a rise in the number of mass shootings over the past few years.
The shooting, which marks the country’s 15th mass shooting this year, occurred just two weeks after a former student shot and killed three adults and three children at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, which is approximately 260 kilometers to the south. That state’s lead representative and his better half additionally had companions killed in that shooting.