On April 15, 2023, Alabama was rocked by the deadliest mass shooting in its history. Sadly, the mainstream media has been silent about the incident. According to a report from National File, six black men between the ages of 15 and 20 were charged with murder when they fired into a crowd during a Sweet 16 birthday party. The attack left four people dead and 32 injured.
Although the media portray’s the narrative that white males wielding AR-15s are responsible for a majority of mass shootings in the country, the weapons of choice for the suspects in this shooting were handguns. However, it appears that of the 89 shell casings recovered at the scene were from seven different types of firearms.
One of the largest mass shootings in state history – national media is silent – why? pic.twitter.com/rUBMZ5ty14
— @amuse (@amuse) April 26, 2023
Indiscriminately Shooting into the Crowd. The suspects opened fire indiscriminately into the crowd, hitting 15 teenagers with bullets, and injuring many others. While local reports name the suspects as Tyreese “Ty Reik” McCullough, Travis McCullough, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr, Johnny Letron Brown, and Willie George Brown, a sixth suspect remains unnamed because he is reportedly 15 years old.
Video footage circulating on social media shows three of the suspects being escorted out of a government building into police vehicles while handcuffed and wearing bulletproof vests.
No Bail for Suspects. According to CNN, the suspects, except for the youngest one, are being held without bond until the trial. They are being treated as adults. The defense lawyers are reportedly disappointed that their clients did not receive bail because they argue they deserve due process.
Statistics on Mass Shootings. Statistics show that black Americans, who make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, are responsible for over 20 percent of all mass shootings. In contrast, non-Hispanic white Americans, who make up around 60 percent of the U.S. population, are responsible for 52.3% of mass shootings, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study.