The guy who is thought to have shot at his neighbors, including a 6-year-old girl, in North Carolina earlier this week has been arrested in Florida, police said Thursday night.
After a basketball rolled into his yard on Tuesday, Robert Louis Singletary is said to have shot and hurt his neighbors. Neighbors say that Singletary and the father of a child got into a fight, and the father told Singletary not to curse at his children.
Singletary went inside, got a gun, and shot at the child and her parents when he came back out. Bullet pieces hit the girl in the cheek and hit her mother in the elbow. The father of the child was shot in the back and hurt very badly. He is still in the hospital.
Another person was shot, but he was not hurt.
Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Florida, Singletary turned himself into the cops.
It was the fourth time in a week that a shooting involving something that seemed harmless got national news. Two teen cheerleaders in Texas were shot when they opened the wrong car door at a grocery store. A 16-year-old boy was shot in Kansas City when he knocked on his neighbor’s door, and a 20-year-old woman in New York was shot and killed when she turned into the wrong driveway.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Suspect in shooting of North Carolina 6-year-old taken into custody in Florida https://t.co/8IWC2esS5z
— MSN (@MSN) April 21, 2023
Singletary has been charged with four counts of trying to kill someone, attacking someone with a dangerous weapon, and having a gun without a permit.
CNN heard from neighbors that he had just moved into the area and that he had yelled at children playing before.
Police said that in December, Singletary hit his lover with a mini-sledgehammer and stopped her from getting medical help.
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