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Man Charged In Paintball Gun Attack That Left Acquaintance Shot

A paintball gun is seen in the paintball competition at Spitfire Indoor Paintball during the World Firefighter's Games - Sydney 2012 on October 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

A paintball gun is seen in the paintball competition at Spitfire Indoor Paintball during the World Firefighter’s Games – Sydney 2012 on October 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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(STMW) — A man has been charged with firing a paintball gun at people on the South Side on Thursday—a prank that went wrong when somebody shot his acquaintance with a real gun.

Jason Wells, 39, of the 7500 block of South Union Avenue was charged with one count of possession/discharging of an air rifle, a misdemeanor, police said.

Wells and a 21-year-old man are accused of firing a paintball gun at people on Halloween.

The other man was shot with a real gun about 7:40 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Emerald Avenue, police said. He remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged for shooting the paintball gun.

Wells will appear in court Dec. 2 at Branch 34 at 51st and Wentworth.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)