North Carolina Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Shooting 6-Year-Old Girl and Her Family Over a Basketball

A North Carolina man, Robert Louis Singletary, has been charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon after allegedly shooting a 6-year-old girl, her parents, and an additional neighbor.[0] The shooting occurred after a basketball rolled into Singletary's yard, and the victims went to retrieve it. Witnesses said Singletary ran out of his home upset and started firing a gun at a neighbor.[1] William White, who had his own gun, tried to shoot back at Singletary, but witnesses say Singletary unloaded an entire magazine at White and his daughter.[1] White was shot in the back in his own front yard, and his daughter, Kinsley, was also seriously hurt.[2] In an emotional interview, Kinsley asked Singletary, “Why did you shoot my daddy and me? Why did you shoot a kid's dad?”this sort of violence will not stand,”this sort of violence will not stand,”to go to jail forever.”to go to jail forever.

0. “NC mom says man shot husband, 6-year-old daughter while kids were playing outside” WRAL News, 20 Apr. 2023,

1. “Man shoots girl, six, and her parents after ball rolls into his backyard” The Guardian US, 20 Apr. 2023,

2. “6-year-old, parents and neighbor shot after basketball rolls into yard” WLS-TV, 20 Apr. 2023,

3. “Suspect in custody after neighbors said he shot North Carolina man and 6-year-old over basketball” NBC News, 20 Apr. 2023,

4. “6-year-old girl, 2 adults shot after basketball rolls into North Carolina neighbor's yard, suspect in custody” CBS News, 21 Apr. 2023,

5. “North Carolina police arrest gunman alleged to have shot 6-year-old girl” The Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023,

6. “He started shooting when a basketball rolled into his yard, neighbors said. Now, a manhunt is on as a 6-year-old and …”, 20 Apr. 2023,

7. “‘It was just crazy’: 6-year-old among three shot during Gaston County shooting spree” WBTV, 19 Apr. 2023,

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