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Worcester police: Two men arrested after shooting elderly woman in face with paintball gun

The men also allegedly shot at least two other men.

Worcester police arrested two men who allegedly shot at least three people with a paintball gun Wednesday.

Officers were dispatched to 831 Main Street after a report stating that an elderly woman with a walker was shot in the face by a paintball. They said that her glasses, covered in yellow paint, were knocked off her face. She wasn’t seriously hurt and was treated by ambulance, police said.

Police then responded to Queen Street, where a man said he was shot by a paintball gun from a blue Ford F-150 quickly driving by. He was bleeding and had welts but didn’t have serious injuries, police said.

A Worcester Police sergeant saw the pickup truck on Lincoln Street and stopped the vehicle, where officers spotted two occupants and a black paintball gun in the back. A third victim came up to police after they pulled the truck over and said he was just shot by them on Lincoln Street.

Police said the driver, Sean Pinkham of Douglas, had an outstanding warrant for arrest and didn’t have a driver’s license. The 21-year-old was arrested and charged alongside the passenger, John Slater, an 18-year-old from Worcester.

Both were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a disabled victim. Pinkham was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Both men are expected to be arraigned in court.

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