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Man Shoots At 6-Year-Old Girl In His Backyard, Over A Basketball

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Man Shoots At 6-Year-Old Girl In His Backyard, Over A Basketball

A North Carolina man accused of shooting a man, his wife and the man’s 6-year-old daughter over a basketball that neighbors said rolled into his yard is in custody, according to officials.

Police said 24-year-old Robert Louis Singletary surrendered to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday afternoon.

Officials conducted a broad manhunt for Singletary, who fled after the Tuesday night shootings near Gastonia, a city of roughly 80,000 people west of Charlotte.

Police said in a statement Singletary will appear in court Friday for a hearing involving extradition to North Carolina.

Neighbors said the attack happened after some neighborhood children went to retrieve a basketball that had rolled into Singletary’s yard.

Neighbor Jonathan Robertson said Singletary, who had yelled at the children on several occasions since moving to the neighborhood, went inside his home, came back out with a gun and began shooting as parents frantically tried to get their kids to safety.

“As soon as I saw him coming out shooting, I was hollering at everybody to get down and get inside,” Robertson said.

Kinsley White, 6, and her mother Ashley Hildebrand joined NewsNation’s “Banfield” in an exclusive interview Thursday to discuss the injuries they suffered in the shooting.

“He’s not doing good,” Hildebrand said, describing her husband’s injuries. “He’s got several injuries … his liver’s split. His lungs got a piece missing. Broken ribs. He’s got a big ol’ hole in his back.”

Hildebrand said they are just trying to get by.

“It’s just been all so crazy,” she said. “It’s unbelievable.”

Kinsley White was wounded along with her mother and father, needing stitches on her face from bullet fragments.

“He had a gun,” Kinsley said. “He shot my daddy and he shot me.”

The incident is the latest in a string of recent shootings sparked by seemingly trivial circumstances.

According to a 17-year-old neighbor, Singletary just moved to the neighborhood about a month ago.

He obviously does not care about his freedom. Singletary is guaranteed to get life after the jury watches the innocent little girl speaking.

He was arrested on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Even more, Singletary had been out on bond in a December attack in which he assaulted a woman with a hammer.

According to WSBTV, Singletary was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a mini sledgehammer and preventing her from seeking aid.

Police say they went to an area hospital at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2, 2022 after a woman called 911 to report an assault. She told officers she was at Robert Louis Singletary’s apartment a few hours earlier when he hit her in the back of the head with a mini sledgehammer.

She told police she immediately felt dizzy and disoriented and was bleeding profusely. Singletary allegedly would not allow her to leave until she cleaned up evidence from the assault.

Police said she was able to leave the apartment about two hours later, and that she immediately went to a hospital and called 911.

Singletary was arrested at his apartment that afternoon. He was charged with assault with intent to inflict serious injury, kidnapping and communicating threats.

He had a $250,000 secured bond in that case, which obviously wasn’t enough. How do you let out a man who beat his girl in the head with a sledgehammer?

P.S. Someone needs to put up a GoFundMe for this family. The little girl is an angel of a goldmine.

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