11-Year-Old Ohio Girl Allegedly Shot for Playing on Neighbor's Front Lawn

An 11-year-old Ohio girl was allegedly shot by her neighbor after he became upset with a group of children playing on the front yard of his home, Fox 8 reports.

Charles DuBose, 55, was arrested after police said he shot the girl, Ivhan`e Merritt, at 10:40 p.m. Friday outside his home in Cleveland.

Shamarra Hall, 10, told the station that she and Merritt were among a group of children playing on the man's front lawn when the incident occurred. Hall said DuBose became upset when one of the children walked across a part of his lawn and another bumped into his car.

"We started running and then that's when my friend Ivhan`e goes 'I got shot, I got shot,' and we thought she was playing until she fell," Hall told the station.

The girl's mother, Aquadea Merritt, said the bullet grazed her daughter's liver.

"Everything else is fine, she's doing fine, she's up walking, talking," Merritt said.

The girl is reportedly expected to be released from the hospital soon.

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