Louisiana : Girl shot while playing hide and seek – arrest

14-year-old injured
Louisiana: Man fires at girl playing hide-and-seek

Louisiana police arrested the suspected shooter

© Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

A resident shot a girl playing in Louisiana. A group of young people had entered the 58-year-old’s property while playing hide and seek.

A 14-year-old girl was shot and injured in the head while playing hide-and-seek in the United States. According to the local sheriff, the incident happened on Sunday in the city of Starks in the US state of Louisiana. The police found a teenager at the scene with a gunshot wound to the back of the head who had to be hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries”.

Man fires on young people playing

The investigation had revealed that several young people were playing hide and seek in the area and were also hiding on a neighboring property. The 58-year-old resident David D. said he “observed shadows in front of his house” and then got his gun.

“He went back out and saw people running away from his property, then started shooting at them and accidentally hit the girl,” police said in a statement. D. was taken into custody and charged with a number of counts, including aggravated assault with a weapon.

Recently, tragic incidents involving firearms have increased in the United States. In April, a 20-year-old woman was shot dead in upstate New York when she accidentally drove into the wrong entrance. That same month in Texas, a man opened fire on a group of cheerleaders when one of them tried to open the door of his car, mistaking it for her own vehicle. And in Missouri state, a black 16-year-old was shot and seriously injured after accidentally ringing the wrong doorbell to pick up his younger siblings. The country has more guns than people.


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