PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two brothers from Providence say they were injured in a recent paintball attack outside their home.
As Eyewitness News reported a few days ago, police confirmed they’ve seen an increase in people being shot by paintballs on city streets.
Luis Godoy and his brother, Eduardo Godoy, said they are among the victims of one of those attacks.
“It was scary,” Luis Godoy said. “I thought I was really shot at that time.”
Luis tells Eyewitness News he and his brother were walking up the sidewalk to their Home Avenue house when they were shot at.
“It was just like a quick driveby,” Eduardo recalled. “Then I was grabbing my stomach because I thought it was real bullets that went through my body and I looked down and my hand was bleeding.”
Both brothers said they went to the hospital with injuries.
“It started hurting a lot,” Eduardo said. “I was scared because there were a lot of doctors around me doing tests and checking my injuries.”
Eyewitness News has learned at least seven people have been arrested from different paintball-related incidents throughout the city.
No one has been arrested so far in the attack that injured the Godoy brothers.
“I’m scared to go out at night now,” Luis said. “They should stop hurting innocent people. They should stop doing this because, at one point, they’re going to get caught.”
Police are continuing to investigate whether any of the incidents are connected.