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Three Injured, Two Charged in Paint Ball Shootings

Three people were injured Monday after the pair shot people from their car, according to police.

 

Three people were injured Monday afternoon after two people allegedly went on a paint ball gun shooting spree in southern Hamden.

At about 4 p.m. Monday Hamden Police got a report of an assault in the area of Jones Road, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. 

When officer arrived, they found Hamden Fire Rescue treating a 16 year-old New Haven girl who had suffered facial injuries after getting shot in the face with a paintball gun.

She told police that while she was walking on First Street, a car approached her and as it drove by a person emerged from the sunroof and began firing the paintball gun at her, Smith said. She suffered injuries to her face and mouth.

Moments later, officers received additional information with regards to another paintball shooting, Smith said.

"A 15 year-old Hamden resident and her 18 year-old friend were walking on Second Street, where they were both shot," Smith said. "She was shot in the neck and shoulder, while her friend was shot in the mouth."

The injuries to the three victims were not life-threatening, Smith said.

Not long after that, Officer Michael Nawrocki saw the car involved in the incident, occupied and parked on Second Street, Smith said. He, along with Officers Mark Sheppard and Robert O’Neill arrested two of the occupants and found two paintball guns and a bag of paint balls inside of the vehicle.

Avery Deboise, 18, of 1377 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and breach of peace.

He posted $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Dec. 4.

 Also charged was a 17 year-old North Haven resident. He too was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault and breach of peace.

He was released to the custody of a family member and is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Dec. 4.

 

Ted B November 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
I hope the judicial system takes this seriously and doesn't dismiss it just because it's a paint ball gun and not a real gun. Next time they could use real guns and the fact that they would do this is pretty sick.
thomas November 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
i stick to my biblical theology God makes a lot of garbage. selah
Thomas November 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I hate it when people use paintball markers to do horrible acts. It just makes the sport look bad and the players look like delinquents. A lot of sites like http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-info.htm give education pages and advise AGAINST ANYTHING LIKE THIS! But people like this make it so difficult to take away any misconception on the sport.
CA August 28, 2013 at 06:46 AM
I wish this article was posted in the Groton Patch for the people in Mystic to see. People should really know the damage that paintballs can cause. People should not be shooting anyone with any type of gun that can cause damage. Don't we teach our children not to point guns at others at an early age and this so called sport does the opposite. It is no different than letting a child have a BB gun and children/adults will use them inappropriately.

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