Children queuing for ice creams shot in drive-by attack… with PAINTBALL guns

June 4, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Police are investigating a terrifying paintball attack on schoolchildren as they queued for an ice cream.

Two masked men leapt from a car and opened fire on the teenagers who were waiting by a van parked outside their school on their lunchbreak.

The frightened youngsters dived for cover as the duo peppered them with the adventure sport weapons.

Local resident Debbie Noble said: “It is shocking. I can’t imagine how the kids felt seeing a gun pointed at them.”

Grace Angus added: “It’s terrible – it must have terrified some of the kids, shameful.”

Police said two men aged 20 and 21 had been arrested and charged over Monday’s  attack at the Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen.

Local councillor Martin Greig said: “This is a terrifying incident and would have been unsettling for pupils to be faced with this scenario.

“The use of masks and a weapon in the attack makes it a particularly unpleasant and appalling incident.”

Aberdeen City Council said: “We can confirm an incident took place at Hazlehead Academy and we are assisting Police Scotland with their inquiries.”

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