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

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    12-Year-Old Hurt in Brockton Paintball Shooting

    Police are looking for suspects who shot multiple people Monday in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, July 10, 2018)

    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.

    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    [NATL] Brazilian Indigenous Man Chops Down a Tree in the Amazon, Rare Footage Shows

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.

    (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    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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