12-Year-Old Paintball Shooting Victim ‘Thought It Was a Real Gun'

A 12-year-old boy, one of two people injured Monday by paintball gun shootings in Brockton, Massachusetts, initially thought he was shot with a real gun.

Cody Hiltz's eye was bandaged Tuesday after he was hit in the eye with a paintball.

"I thought it was a real gun at first, so I started screaming as loud as I could," Hiltz said.

The boy saw a black Acura speeding toward him. Police are now looking for that car.

A 43-year-old man was also shot in the eye nearby and injured. Those shootings happened minutes apart.

Earlier Monday, a woman was shot in the arm with a paintball. She was not injured.

Hiltz was taken to South Shore Hospital, while the adult was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Authorities are searching for suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 508-941-0234.

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