Multiple children killed in mass shooting at teenagers birthday party

A mass shooting that left at least six people dead at a teenager's birthday party are thought to include "multiple children" among the casualties.

At least 20 people were shot during the horrific attack on the Dadeville, Alabama, at a reported birthday party.

Details on the United States' recent shooting are scarce but witnesses and local media at the scene have confirmed at least six deaths during an event hosted a dance studio.

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Mahogany Masterpiece dance studio in Tallapoosa County was the scene of the grim attack where six people are said to have lost their lives, with a further 14 people said to have been injured, The Mirror reported.

Officials are yet to release confirmation on the number of casualties from the scene but local broadcaster Elizabeth White said more than 20 people had been shot.

Some of those shot had died during the altercation, with a graphic photo from the scene showing at least six teenagers fatally shot and lying on the ground.

Another witness to the grim shooting alleged the victim tally was much higher than first believed, saying there were white sheets covering multiple bodies at the dance studio.

The Tallapoosa County Coroner's Office has confirmed that multiple people were killed in the shooting.

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Relatives of the victims were heard to be screaming near the scene as they told witnesses and local media what had happened during the shooting.

The shooting, which occurred at 10.30pm local time, was said to be at the scene of a 16-year-old's birthday party, one witness alleged.

Reports indicate that some of those wounded in the shooting are being treated at hospital, with police yet to give an update on the shooting, injured or dead.

There is also no word yet on a suspect behind the shooting, and there is no mention of a motive for the birthday party attack.

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