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2 women shot by paintballs while walking on sidewalk in Summerfield, deputies arrest suspects

Suspect believed to be driving Audi sedan, officers say

Two women were shot by paintballs while walking on the sidewalk in Summerfield, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Two women were shot by paintballs while walking on the sidewalk in Summerfield, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

OCALA, Fla. – Two women were shot by paintballs while walking on the sidewalk in Summerfield, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said 17-year-old Justin Ackley and 18-year-old Dylan Pilcher are accused of shooting paintballs from a car at the victims.

The Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday the victims told deputies they heard a popping noise and were struck by the paintballs.

Investigators said the first victim told deputies she was struck in the back of the head, the water bottle she was holding was also hit.

Deputies said they noticed a lump on the back of the victim’s head.

The Sheriff’s Office said the second victim was struck on her right calf.

Investigators said deputies identified Pilcher as a possible suspect after his vehicle matched the description of the vehicle used in the incident.

Deputies said Pilcher told investigators he only drove the vehicle and Ackley was shooting paintballs at the victims.

Ackley was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting a missile into a vehicle.

Pilcher was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting a missile into a vehicle.

Deputies said Ackley was arrested and rushed to the Marion County Department of Juvenile Justice.

Investigators said Pilcher was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail.


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