Neighbors concerned after stray bullet hit teen girl

Charles Sibley (Source: EBRSO)
Charles Sibley (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge police have arrested one man in connection to a shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital. A stray bullet went through her house and hit her in the chest. Police are charging Charles Sibley, 26, with aggravated battery, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to police, Sibley was driving down Breckenridge Avenue when a man on foot opened fire. They say Sibley got out of his car and fired back. Police say the other gunman is still out there.

"This was 4:30. They don't care no more. Time has nothing to do with it," said Dorothy Young.

One day after seeing flashing lights, EMS workers, crimetape and police, few neighbors are outside on Breckenridge Avenue. Dorothy Young says she has lived on the street for 17 years, but only in the last few weeks has she noticed a change. She and another neighbor say recently, they've noticed several young men gathering on their street. Men, Young says, they have not seen before.

Young says Monday afternoon, her son came home from school and she told him to start his homework. "Wasn't a good ten minutes. Pow pow pow. It must've been bout ten rounds."

She says when she ran outside, she heard the 15-year-olds sister crying out, "My sister's dead."

Baton Rouge police say the girl had been inside her home, on her computer, when the bullet hit her.

"Innocent bystander. They don't care, they don't care no more," said Young.

Neighbors who live in the area say this makes the second shooting on their street in weeks. A woman who lives on the other end of the street had bullets come through her window.

Young says in order to restore peace in their neighborhood, residents need to start calling the police if they see anything suspicious.

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