Sheriff: Louisiana man shot child playing hide and seek

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The Associated Press

STARKS, La. (AP) – Bond has been set at $300,000 for a Louisiana man who authorities say fired a gun at children playing hide and seek outside his home, striking a 14-year-old girl.

Southwest Louisiana authorities say 58-year-old David Van Doyle, of the Starks community, faces aggravated assault and battery charges.

He was arrested Sunday and remained in jail Tuesday morning. Jail officials say a public defender has been assigned to the case.

The attorney has not yet responded to a request for comment.

The girl’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. The sheriff’s office says Doyle told detectives he saw shadows outside and shot at people running away.

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5/9/2023 4:38:35 PM (GMT -5:00)

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