Attempt to call function "shoot" in base "null instance" on a null instance

Godot 4.2.1

Why im getting this error?

attempt to call function “shoot” in base “null instance” on a null instance

extends CharacterBody2D

var MOVE_SPEED = 100

@onready var ray_cast_2d = $RayCast2D
@onready var player : CharacterBody2D = get_tree().get_first_node_in_group(“player”)
@onready var range_enemy = $Range_enemy
var dead = false

func _ready():
range_enemy = $Range_enemy

func _physics_process(_delta):
if dead:
return

var dir_to_player = global_position.direction_to(player.global_position)

update_movement(dir_to_player)
update_rotation(dir_to_player)
check_collision_with_player()

if range_enemy != null:
	check_collision_for_shooting()

func update_movement(dir_to_player):
velocity = dir_to_player * MOVE_SPEED
move_and_slide()

func update_rotation(dir_to_player):
global_rotation = dir_to_player.angle() + PI/2.0

func check_collision_with_player():
if is_colliding_with_player():
player.kill()
range_enemy.shoot()

func check_collision_for_shooting():
if is_colliding_with_player() and range_enemy != null:
range_enemy.shoot()

func is_colliding_with_player() → bool:
return ray_cast_2d.is_colliding() and ray_cast_2d.get_collider() == player

func kill():
if dead:
return
dead = true
$DeathSound.play()
$Graphics/Dead.show()
$Graphics/Alive.hide()
$CollisionShape2D.disabled = true
z_index = -1

func shoot():
$MuzzleFlash.show()
$MuzzleFlash/Timer.start()
$ShootSound.play()

Because godot can’t find a node named “Ranged_enemy” that is a direct child of this one.

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Ty man, i finally do some progress

Not a man, you’re welcome.