Arrests follow paintball attack

A group of boys have been caught shooting people at random with a paint gun near Levin.

Levin Police say there received reports at 3.30pm Thursday of three men travelling in Toyota Hilux from Otaki Beach to Levin, firing paint balls out of the car window at other vehicles on State Highway 1.

Police received three complaints from people claiming they were shot at.

Police caught up to vehicle at Bolton Rd, and found the gun dismantled and hidden when they searched the car.

Two 14-year-old boys have been referred to youth aid for recklessly discharging an air gun and a 20-year-old Levin man who was driving the vehicle has been charged with being an accessory.

The group admitted to firing on five vehicles, some letterboxes and houses. He is scheduled to appear in Levin District Court on January 10.

Police say the boys had been "incredibly stupid" and with so many cars on the road during the holiday break it was fortunate the boys had not created a fatal crash.

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