The following story was posted on the Courier-Mail website on March 14, 2011 12:01AM.

“ATTACKERS using paintball guns have been terrorising residents around Redcliffe peninsula, with police trying to track them down before someone is seriously injured.

By late yesterday, two people had reported incidents to police but authorities said other attacks may also be occurring.

In the first, a man walking along Marine Pde, Redcliffe, was fired upon from a passing sedan about 2pm.

About an hour later, a 15-year-old girl was shot at as she waited at a bus stop in Kippa-Ring.

Both victims suffered bruising to an arm. The girl said she saw four shirtless men in the passing vehicle, which was a dark green Holden or Ford sedan with a towbar.

Police have called for people with information about the four men to come forward.”

The AUPBA strongly supports the Queensland Police in condemning the actions of these 4 men for the harm they have already done to members of the general public, and for potentially bringing the exciting, fun and safe sport of paintball into disrepute. Paintball equipment should never be used in such a way, and it is for this reason that The AUPBA promotes such high industry standards of safety, and requires them as mandatory for all of its member paintball fields.