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Police: 10-year-old shot in the face by gel pellet gun

Connecticut boy shot in face with pellet gun
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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Police in Connecticut are searching for suspects after a 10-year-old was shot in the face with a gun that fires gel pellets. 

It happened as the boy was walking home from his bus stop in Middletown this week. 

Fortunately, he only suffered bruising on the nose. 

A father of another boy who was walking with the victim says the shots were fired from a passing car. 

He says the two people inside the car circled back a second time. 

"They came by and laughed at him like it's a big joke. So that was really upsetting to me," he said. 

Investigators are looking into whether the incident is linked to a TikTok challenge that encourages people to shoot unassuming victims with the small, gel pellets. 

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