Police investigating drive-by water bead shooting in Pentagon City

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A man reportedly shot a boy in the face with a water bead gun after he got off a school bus in Pentagon City.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, near the Westpost shopping center on S. Joyce Street, and prompted a police investigation.

“The preliminary information reported to police indicates the juvenile male victim was walking in the area when the adult male suspect approached in a silver SUV and discharged a water bead, striking the victim,” Arlington County police spokeswoman Ashley Savage told ARLnow shortly after the incident. “No injuries were reported. Police remain on scene investigating the circumstances of the incident.”

A series of similar drive-by paintball and pellet gun shootings were reported in Crystal City and Pentagon City almost exactly two years ago.