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Three arrested in connection to Dadeville mass shooting

Crime scene tape around Mahogany Masterpiece in Dadeville Monday afternoon (
Crime scene tape around Mahogany Masterpiece in Dadeville Monday afternoon (
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Three people were arrested in connection to a mass shooting at a birthday party in Dadeville.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced two of the arrests during a news conference Wednesday. Those arrests were made Tuesday, April 18 around 8:00 p.m. and a third arrest was made Wednesday afternoon.

Tuskegee teens, a 16-year-old Travis McCullough and 17-year-old Ty Reik McCullough, and 20-year-old Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., of Auburn, were each charged with four counts of reckless murder.

ALEA Sgt. Jeremy Burkett said additional arrests are expected.

Mike Segrest, District Attorney for Alabama's fifth judicial circuit, said the two teenagers will be charged as adults.

Segrest said there were people from around the area at the party including Reeltown, Tallassee, Alexander City and Tuskegee and the impact of the shooting stretches well beyond Dadeville.

Four people were killed in the shooting and 32 others were injured.

"This is the very beginning but we have one chance to get this right," Dadeville police chief Jonathan Floyd said. "We owe it to every single person affected to make sure we are very slow, very methodical."

Floyd said the arrests are not considered the finish line to getting justice.

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Segrest echoed that sentiment, saying the case is very complex and the first two arrests were expected to just be the tip of the iceberg.

The state of Alabama defines reckless murder as a crime committed by a person "determined to act no matter what the consequences to others", this person demonstrates that he/she was “determined to follow a course of action that he/she knew, or should have known, would, in all probability" lead to the death of a person or persons.

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You can watch the full new conference below.

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