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Alabama mass shooting: Victims include Jacksonville State football recruit

Apr 17, 2023

One of those killed at a mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama, Saturday was reportedly a high school athlete who was headed to Jacksonville State on a football scholarship this fall.

Phil Dowdell, a senior in high school due to graduate in mere weeks, was shot and killed while celebrating his sister Alexis' sweet 16 birthday party, his grandmother, Annette Allen, told The Montgomery Advertiser. "He was a very, very humble child. Never messed with anybody. Always had a smile on his face," Allen said, noting her grandson's "a million-dollar smile."

Allen told the newspaper multiple teens were shot at the party, as well as Dowdell's mother, who sustained two gunshot wounds. "Everybody's grieving," Allen said.

Source: Fox News

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