10-year-old boy injured in drive-by paintballing near Juniata 7-Eleven

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A 10-year-old boy in Juniata wanted to enjoy a cold treat Wednesday but instead got beamed in the face by an unknown assailant.

The boy had just stopped by a 7-Eleven at K and Luzerne streets at about 11:30 p.m. with his father and older brother when he was pelted with paintballs, CBS Philly reported.

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The family had run into the store to grab some snacks and Slurpees, NBC Philadelphia said, and were leaving as a black SUV pulled up and shot paintballs at them, striking the 10-year-old in the face. He was left bleeding near his eye, but is expected to be fine.

Police told CBS that the suspect was wearing a mask and was the passenger in a green car that drove off south on K Street. There was no immediate motive.

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