Louisiana: Man fires at girl playing hide-and-seek
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.
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“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.