Police arrest 2 accused of randomly shooting paintballs at passersby

Paintball suspects
Paintball suspects(Hawaii County Police Department)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 4:25 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police have arrested two men accused of randomly shooting at people with paintballs as they drove down Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police spoke to at least two victims with injuries consistent with a paintball shot.

Hawaii County police say they were able to locate the vehicle involved in the drive-by assaults and then arrested two suspects: 18-year-old Cyan Batha, of Kamuela, and 27-year-old Sailus Gamsey, of Kailua-Kona.

Batha was charged with two counts of third-degree assault.

Gamsey, the alleged driver of the vehicle, was released pending investigation.

Both have been released pending investigation.