Two teens arrested in Alabama Sweet 16 mass shooting

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the Alabama shooting on Saturday night.

Three days after gunfire at a Sweet 16 birthday party killed four young people and injured 32 more, some critically, authorities in Dadeville announced the arrest of Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16.

The teens were taken into custody on Tuesday night. They have been charged with four counts of reckless murder each.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, local police and the FBI held a news conference on Wednesday to discuss the case.

The shootings Saturday night rocked the small town of Dadeville, about 80 miles southeast of Birmingham, and families suddenly found themselves planning memorials and burial services instead of graduation parties or college move-ins.

The fatal victims were identified on Monday as Keke Nicole Smith, 17, Phil Dowdell, 18, Marsiah Collins, 19 and Corbin Holston, 23.

Four victims remain hospitalised in critical condition, police said.