6-Year-Old and Her Parents Shot By Angry Neighbor Over a Basketball

In a horrifying act of violence, a North Carolina family in Gastonia is left reeling after an angry neighbor opened fire on them on Tuesday night. It all began when 6-year-old Kinsley White and other kids were playing basketball, and the ball rolled into Robert Louis Singletary’s yard.

Witnesses reported that the suspect was driven into a violent rage and ran down the street, shooting his gun before returning and shooting at the family. The little girl suffered fragments of gunshot wounds to her face and had to be stitched up, while her father, William White, was shot in the back after shielding Kinsley from the bullets. Her mother, Ashley Hilderbrand, sustained a shallow bullet graze.

The North Carolina police department is urgently searching for Singletary, who is now wanted for four counts of first-degree attempt to commit murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, along with possessing a firearm as a felon. Gaston County Police Chief, Stephen Zill tells the community, “This sort of violence will not stand.”

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who might provide critical details that may lead to Singletary’s eventual arrest and conviction.

It’s disheartening to think of what has occurred and that a 6-year-old girl and her family had to endure such a wretched ordeal. It’s only right for justice to prevail in this case so that the North Carolina family can have closure.