West Valley : Teen Held in Attacks With Paint-Ball Rifle

A Van Nuys teenager accused of assault with a deadly weapon after he and some friends fired paint-ball rifles at people in the west San Fernando Valley last month was ordered held on $300,000 bail Wednesday.

Ruffy Flores, 18, who had been free pending court proceedings, was scheduled for a bail review hearing on Friday and a preliminary trial hearing Dec. 15 in Van Nuys Municipal Court.

Flores and Malcolm Boyd, also 18, and two 17-year-old boys were arrested Nov. 10 after they allegedly went on a shooting rampage, attacking pedestrians, bicyclists and transients with carbon dioxide-powered paint-ball rifles and recording it on videotape.

Boyd, who also is in custody, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 15. The status of the cases against the two juveniles was unavailable Wednesday.

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