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The increase in the Orbeez challenge (shooting water pellets at people) has become a distrubing trend. Photo: Volusia, Fla. Sheriff's Office VIA TapInto New Brunswick.

According to TapInto New Brunswick, four young men between the ages of 17 and 19 are facing charges related to drive-by-style shootings with a paintball gun near Railroad Avenue and Feaster Park in New Brunswick.

Three of the suspects were charged as adults. They are Angel Cruz and Jose Perez-Leyva, both 18, and Pedro Vasquez-Toribio, 19 have been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. The fourth suspect, was an unidentified 17-year old male, who was charged with Juvenile delinquency.

According to the story by TapInto Editor Chuck O’Donnell, police responded to the scene on April 19. There they found a paintball gun, more than 50 paintballs and multiple CO2 canisters used to shoot the paintball gun.

Police and detective units have been searching for the suspects for weeks, and are still trying to determine if those arrested this week are in connection to previous assaults.

No victim has reportedly been physically harmed.