Two teens charged in birthday party massacre that left 4 dead in Alabama

The suspects now face four counts of reckless homicide. However, the investigation is still ongoing.

Alabama authorities announced Wednesday that two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the Dadeville shooting that left four people dead and more than three dozen wounded last Saturday.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said the suspects are: Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16. Both were arrested by special agents of the State Bureau of Investigation overnight Tuesday and now face four counts of reckless homicide.

"These individuals have been charged after a complex and thorough investigation was conducted with assistance from a multitude of law enforcement agencies," the agency reported but stressed that the case is not yet closed; authorities are still investigating the unfortunate event.

"Special Agents are still in the process of gathering and examining information relative to the sequence of events which ultimately led to the shooting. Special Agents did not recover any high-powered rifle ammunition at the scene. However, they did recover numerous shell casings used in handguns," reported Jeremy Burkett, a sergeant with the agency.

The shooting

The attack occurred in the vicinity of Green and Broadnax Streets in the center of town during a birthday party for a teenage girl named Alexis Dowdell.

According to several witnesses, the party was in full swing late Saturday night when the shots were heard. Four people died and 32 were injured, at least four of whom remain in the hospital in critical condition, said Fifth Circuit District Attorney Mike Segrest.

The birthday girl's brother, Philstavious "Phil" Dowdell, was one of those killed at the age of 18. The other deceased were identified as Marsiah Emmanuel Collins, 19, Shaunkivia "Keke" Nicole Smith, 17, and Corbin Dahmontrey Holston, 23.