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A 58-year-old man in Starks, Louisiana, has been charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl who was playing on his property.

The suspect remains in custody as the teenager was in hospital

Fortunately, the child survived and was “treated for non-life-threatening injuries” at a nearby hospital, according to a Facebook post from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

As for the suspect, identified as David Doyle, was booked and charged with aggravated battery. In addition, he faces four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, along with a charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm.

AP News reports that his bond was set at $300,000, and he was still in the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center Tuesday morning. A jail employee reportedly noted that Doyle had been assigned a public defender.

David Doyle grabbed his gun after ‘seeing gunshots outside his home’

Authorities note that the incident occurred on Sunday, May 7.

After the officers arrived at the scene, they saw that the teenager “suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of her head.” Another investigation found that “a number of young people” had been playing hide and seek, with some “hiding on the neighbour’s property”. “

Doyle, the property owner, told authorities he retrieved his gun after “seeing shadows outside his home.”

Then, the 58-year-old said he “went back outside and saw people running away from his building. ” In turn, it “They started shooting at them and without knowing it he hit the girl.”

The authorities say that the investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.

This shootout follows the Ralph Yarl incident

Of course, it must be pointed out that this situation comes on the heels of a fire Ralph Yarticle.

As The Shadow Room previously reported, an 84-year-old man was named Andrew Lester was hit with two felony charges after shooting Yarl – a 16-year-old who mistakenly rang the doorbell of the wrong house.

RELATED: UPDATE: Andrew Lester, 84, pleads not guilty to shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl

The Kansas City, Missouri event sparked protests and a solidarity walk, and sparked wide-ranging conversations about gun violence and racism.

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