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

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

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

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    Women’s March Draws Large Numbers in DC

    [NATL] Women’s March Draws Large Numbers in DC

    Thousands of people turned up for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Organizers this year had estimated half a million people could attend but the turnout was expected to be much lower.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019)

    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.

    Mexico Pipeline Explosion Kills Dozens

    [NATL] Mexico Pipeline Explosion Kills Dozens

    A fireball erupted at the site of a fuel pipeline leak after it appeared to be ruptured by thieves.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019)

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

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android