Trio Targeted Trick-or-Treaters With Paintball Guns: Cops

Three arrested in North Miami for shooting children with paintballs

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 1:19 PM EDT
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Trick-or-Treaters Shot With Paintball Guns

A trio of cruel Halloween hooligans are behind bars Tuesday after police say they targeted trick-or-treating children with paintball guns in North Miami.

Marc Dolcine, 18, Rodson Travine, 19, and Darrel Labranche, 21, are all facing aggravated battery charges, according to North Miami Police.

Police say the three drove up in a car and opened fire on a group of children in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and 132nd Street. A Holiday Safety Enforcement Detail was in the area and witnessed the shooting, police said. 

The suspects tried to flee the area but were stopped by police and taken into custody and their paintball guns were impounded. Four other paintball guns and a BB gun from another incident were also impounded, police said.

The Holiday Safety Enforcement Detail was initiated after police say there were 11 reported cases of paintball shootings in North Miami beginning on Oct. 10.

Dolcine, Travine and Labranche were being held on $7,500 bond Tuesday. It was unknown whether they had attorneys.

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