>> And then next thing I know I'd seen a guy sitting on his window with a gun in his hand, and I'm like, I duck down, like my god.>> There's a battle going on in the streets of Detroit and instead of using real bullets, the shooters are engaged in a so called paint ball war.
Detroit police are warning citizens not to get invloved.>> The city of Detroit is not the place to play paintball war. Now anyone who could've came up, anything could've happened, somebody could've mistaken these people for having real weapons, and maybe taken action against them. So what they're doing is dangerous.
>> In order to combat actual gun violence, organizers have been using social media to stir things up by using the slogan, quote, paintballs up, guns down. But turning the entire city into a paintball playing field is a no go. Police have arrested six and are vowing a crackdown.
Responding to complaints is putting a strain on the system and diverting police attention from more serious crimes. According to a report released last year by the FBI, Detroit was the most violent big city in America. Thanks to social media, paintball wars have already spread to cities like Atlanta and in Greensboro, North Carolina it may have lead to a death by a real gun.