Still a boy in the US injured by someone who shot why he felt his property had been violated. In Louisiana, a man shot and wounded a 14-year-old girl in the head as she played hide-and-seek in the dark on her property. The shooting took place in Starks, a small rural town of 700 people, on the property of David Doyle, a 58-year-old who told officers he took his gun after seeing “shadows around his house”.
At this point the man left the house and saw people running on his property and started shooting and “unintentionally” hit the girl, according to the reconstruction provided to the police. The girl was hospitalized and her life is not considered in danger.
The man was arrested and charged with aggravated armed assault, and remains in prison on $300,000 bail. In the past month there have been at least 4 similar incidents involving young and very young people.
On April 13, Ralph Yarl was wounded in the head by a man who shot after the 16-year-old accidentally knocked on his doorbell. Two days later, 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis was killed when a man fired on her car as it pulled into the wrong driveway. Two other 18-year-old girls were injured in Texas after trying to get into the wrong car. And on the same day, in North Carolina, a man, angry because a ball had landed in her garden, injured a 6-year-old girl and her father.