Police Looking for Suspects in String of Paintball Shootings

Police in Brockton, Massachusetts, are looking for a black Acura as they investigate a string of paintball shootings.

A 12-year-old boy was one of two people injured Monday by paintball gun shootings in Brockton.

Cody Hiltz, who is wearing a patch over his eye as doctors evaluate the damage, said he initially thought he was shot with a real gun.

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

The boy says he saw a dark car driving when someone inside started firing. He didn't have time to get away before he was shot in the eye outside of his Ford Street home around 6 p.m.

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.

Police in the neighboring town of Whitman say they received a similar call.

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

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