A Delta teen was badly injured in a drive-by shooting, but it isn’t the kind you think.
14-year-old James Macleod was riding his bike on a sidewalk along Scott Road, south of 64th Avenue, when he was struck by a paintball.
After being hit in the ribcage, his friend told him that there was paint all over his shirt; however, the young teen thought that he may have been shot.
Paintball Seemed Like A Bullet
His mother, Jenny Macleod, told Surrey Now-Leader that, “They heard the ‘pop, pop, pop’ of shots, and he thought at first that he was actually shot, by a bullet, because of so many drive-by shootings in the neighbourhood, in Surrey.”
Jenny posted on Facebook about how furious she was at the reckless and immature incident.
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James was taken to hospital after the incident, but was informed that the injury may take over two weeks to heal.
A report was filed with the police but the suspect(s) remain at large.
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