A terrible mass shooting has occurred at a very unexpected situation: a 16th birthday party in the small rural city of Dadeville, Alabama. The city is not used to these violent scenes on this level, with a population of around 3,200 people. However, it seems that mass shootings are continuously on the rise and nowhere is being deemed as safe. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been at least 160 mass shootings across the US so far this year, with 648 in total in 2022. Shockingly, these figures have doubled from 2018, a very short space of time.
The shooting took place at Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in the city of Dadeville on Saturday, which was hosting a 16th birthday party. According to the BBC, Keenan Cooper who was the DJ at the birthday party told reporters he tried to help get guests under tables when it started, but it was too dark to see where and who the shots were coming from.
The horrific scene left 4 people killed and at least 28 injured, some critically. Authorities have yet to release details on a suspect or possible motive, and the sergeant has also encouraged anyone with information about the incident to reach out to inform law enforcement.
"What has our nation come to when children cannot attend a birthday party without fear?" Mr Biden asked, in a statement released by the White House on Sunday. - BBC
Along with President Biden, Alabama's state governor Kay Ivey said on Sunday Morning: "This morning, I grieve with the people of Dadeville and my fellow Alabamians. "Violent crime has no place in our state, and we are staying closely updated by law enforcement as details emerge," the governor added in a statement on Twitter.
In his own statement, Mr Biden said the nation was "once again grieving". He said the American people wanted lawmakers to act on "common sense gun safety reforms". - BBC
It’s another senseless attack that has sent a city grief-stricken. Nobody should have to think twice about having a 16th birthday party, just in case of a potential mass shooting. It’s a terrible time and we sincerely hope that actions are made soon in the laws to prevent these despicable events from happening. At TyTek Medical, we provide not only military-quality medical products, but first aid education and support if you require it, so please head on over to our education hub if you would like to learn any bleeding control tips to save a life.
Whilst it’s an extremely disappointing scenario that the public has to consider, it’s much better to be prepared medically for any scenario you may encounter. As the mass shootings are rising, it’s only showing us that it can happen anywhere, at any time. We sincerely hope that the figures start to decline, however in the meantime if you are ever in a position witnessing a severe bleed from shooting, here’s what to do.
A: Alert - Call 911
B: Bleeding - Identify where the bleeding is coming from
C: Compress - Apply pressure to stop further blood loss.
35% of pre-hospital fatalities are due to a severe bleed, so it is vital to act fast. When it comes to compressing the bleed, you can choose to use a trauma bandage.
For example, if you are dealing with a large abdominal bleed, you can use TyTek Medical’s Abdominal Trauma Bandage. This is a pressure dressing providing hemorrhage control for abdominal and large extremity wounds in pre-hospital emergency care. The integrated large 12" x 12" non-stick pad makes this pressure dressing an ideal solution for managing massive wounds. It delivers a one-step fast application of the pressure dressing, eliminating the need for separate gauze pads and elastic wraps. They can be used by any skill level, which is absolutely necessary when it comes to an emergency scenario.
We aim to provide as much support as possible when it comes to all things medical. If you’re looking for more information on how to become better medically prepared, please get in touch with our friendly team and we are happy to help.