Oakland Paintball Shooting Seriously Injures 5-Year-Old Boy

A 5-year-old boy suffered severe eye injuries when he was hit with a paintball in West Oakland on Tuesday evening, police said.

The boy was in a car with his family driving in the 1700 block of Ninth Street at about 6:10 p.m. when a teenager on the sidewalk opened fire with a paintball gun at the car, police Officer Frank Bonifacio said.

The boy was struck in the eye and his family took him to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, Bonifacio said.

No one has been arrested for the assault, Bonifacio said.

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