Hingham: Teens face assault charges for pellet gun incident

Two Hingham teens are facing felony assault charges after allegedly hitting two 12-year-olds with plastic pellets shot from an “air soft gun”.

Hingham police have confirmed that two 15-year-olds are facing felony assault and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges after the incident on Friday night.

Hingham Police Lt. Micheal Peraino said one of the 12-year-olds had a concussion and the other had minor injuries. The youths all know and live near each other in the same area of Hingham.

Peraino said you must be 18 years old to buy or possess an airsoft gun. If younger, you need to be under the supervision of a parent.

Peraino said the investigation is continuing and other charges may be filed.

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