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18-year-old man arrested on charges he shot paintballs at bystanders from car

Victor DosSantos, 18, of New Bedford was arrested Thursday for hitting bystanders with paintballs from a car.
Brockton Police Department
Victor DosSantos, 18, of New Bedford was arrested Thursday for hitting bystanders with paintballs from a car.

Brockton police arrested an 18-year-old New Bedford man Thursday on charges he fired paintballs at bystanders from a moving car July 9, police said. At least two other suspects remain at large.

Victor DosSantos was likely involved in at least three incidents July 9, including one in which a 12-year-old boy was hit in the left eye by a paintball on Ford Street. DosSantos was charged on Thursday in Brockton District Court with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child 14 years old or younger, police said in a statement.

In the first reported incident, a woman was hit with a paintball around 11 a.m. on Summer Street. She was not injured, police said. The second and third reported incidents happened within minutes of each other later in the day.

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Officers responded to the intersection of North Warren and Loucraft avenues shortly before 6 p.m. and talked to two males. One said he was struck by a paintball in the eye and the other said he was hit in the right arm. The victims said the paintballs came from a dark-colored car with four males inside, police said.

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At around 6 p.m., officers responded to Ford Street for a report of assault and battery. Brewster Ambulance Service was treating a male victim when police arrived. The victim told officers that a dark-colored sedan had stopped near him and the occupants shot paintballs at him. One paintball hit him in the eye, police said.

Detectives are still looking for 20-year-old Djosue DosSantos and one other man. Police are asking that anyone with information on the incidents call the Brockton Police Detective Bureau at 508-941-0234.

Andres Picon can be reached at andres.picon@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andpicon.