Three people killed and 12 wounded in shooting at Alabama May Day party | Alabama

Three people were killed and at least 12 were wounded Saturday night in a shooting at party in south Alabama.

Andre Reid with the Baldwin county sheriff’s office’s investigation division told WALA-TV that about 1,000 people were attending a May Day party near the community of Stockton when an altercation started and gunfire erupted. Reid said most of the victims were “younger people”.

There was not immediate word on whether arrests had been made. The Associated Press left a message with the sheriff’s office Sunday.

Stockton has a population of about 400 people. It is roughly 30 miles (48.3km) north-east of Mobile, Alabama.

Reid said no law enforcement officers were involved in the shooting, which was among more than 150 mass shootings reported in the US so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The nonpartisan archive defines a mass shooting as one in which four or more victims are killed or wounded. Perennially high numbers of mass shootings in the US have prompted some to call for meaningful gun control, though Congress for the most part has not delivered it.

The mass shooting in Alabama was only one instance of high-profile gun violence seen in the US over the weekend, which culminated in Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Three Atlanta police officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a confrontation that left a suspect dead Saturday evening, authorities said.

And in Euclid, Ohio, a police officer was shot and killed after being “ambushed” while answering a disturbance call, and a suspect was being sought, authorities said Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed reporting

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