Danville, Roanoke Police receiving calls regarding “Splat R Ball” guns

Splat R Ball gun
Splat R Ball gun(Volusia Sheriff's Office/MGN)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 12:58 PM EDT
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Danville and Roanoke Police say they’ve received reports of people shooting gel blaster electric “Splat R Ball” guns.

Police say they’ve received reports of people shooting at cars and people from moving vehicles.

The guns use water-filled pellets known as “Orbeez,” which eject at a high rate of speed and can cause serious injury when not used properly, according to police.

Police say the number of reported incidents involving “Splat R Ball” Guns is a safety issue for everyone and that parents should monitor their children when allowing them to use and play with the guns. Adults should use good judgment with how they handle and use the guns.

Anyone misusing the guns could be charged with reckless driving, shooting at or throwing missiles, etc., at a car, train, or vessel, among others and assault and battery.

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