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'I invented paintball to settle an argument'

BBC News

One summer in the early 1980s, two friends - one a Wall Street banker, the other an outdoorsman from New Hampshire - argued about who could survive better in the wild.

Police Arrest 5 Men After Reports of Paintball Fight

U.S. News

Five men have been charged with having loaded paintball guns in vehicles in Port Huron, Michigan, hours after police in Detroit said enforcement would be stepped up to halt running paintball battles in the Motor City.

Chicago police arrest 6 in string of paintball gun shootings

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Chicago police say they made six arrests after responding to a call of a group of males shooting at people with paintball guns. The arrests were in the Tenth District, where seven paintball gun attacks from Thursday night to Friday night injured seven people. One of those injured was a man who lost an eye.

Detroit police seek to end citywide paintball battle

FOX News

DETROIT – Stepped up police enforcement is planned this weekend in Detroit to quell a social media-publicized citywide paintball war that -- so far -- has resulted in six arrests and left an unmarked patrol car splattered. Chief James Craig referred Friday to the running battle along city streets as "Paint Up, Guns Down," and said organizers are pitching it as an alternative to gun and other violence. "If you want to work with us and stop the violence, there are a number of things we can do together, but having paintball wars across the city is not the way to do it," said Craig said during a news conference. On Wednesday night, Davon Williams, 22, was arrested when nearly a dozen paintballs struck Capt. The paintballs rained on the unmarked car after Patterson turned on its emergency lights when he saw about 50 people with paintball guns shooting at each other.

Police Plead for End to 'Paintball Wars' Inspired by Videos

U.S. News

Police have not said conclusively what sparked the trend. But in Atlanta, one of the cities where paintball fights were first reported, the calls began near the end of March -- around the same time that rapper 21 Savage began posting YouTube videos with the message "Guns Down, Paintballs Up," according to Sgt.