Six-year-old shot after basketball rolls into North Carolina man’s yard

A North Carolina man accused of shooting a six-year-old girl and her father after their basketball rolled into his yard has been arrested in Florida.

Police say Robert Louis Singletary, 24, turned himself in to authorities in Tampa on Thursday evening after a two-day manhunt.

Two other victims, a woman and a man, were also injured.

Mr Singletary faces four counts of first-degree attempted murder.

Police will also charge the suspect with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The suspect was previously known to police for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a sledgehammer in December.

Police in Gaston County first received a 911 call at 19:44 local time on Tuesday (00:44 BST on Wednesday) about the shooting.

Investigators later reported that a six-year-old child and her father were both seriously injured. An adult female was grazed by a bullet and a second adult male was shot, they said.


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