US man shoots 14-year-old girl while she was playing hide-and-seek, arrested


Officials in Southwest Louisiana, USA have charged a 58-year-old man in connection with the shooting of children who were playing hide-and-seek, one of whom was injured.

The incident happened early Sunday, May 7 in the small town of Starks, Louisiana, near Texas.

Police authority say that a group of juveniles ‘were playing hide and seek in the area and were hiding on the neighbor’s property,’ when David V. Doyle fired his weapon.

Doyle told detectives that he ‘observed shadows outside his home, at which time he went inside and retrieved his firearm’.

He then told detectives he went back outside and observed people running away from his property, at which time he began shooting at them,’ according to a release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the back of the head and was transported to the hospital with ‘non-life threatening injuries,’ the department said.

According to local news media KPLC, the area where the shooting occurred is a dead-end road with only three residents: Doyle, the victim’s family and a relative of the victim’s family.

‘Doyle was charged with aggravated battery; four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm; and illegal discharge of a firearm,’ the department said.

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