A pedestrian suffered a worrisome injury to his eye this morning, after a couple of paintballers shot him as he walked down Mission Street.

It was 12:35 a.m. Thursday when a 55-year-old man walked south on Mission Street near Cortland Avenue, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Suddenly, a white sedan with tinted windows appeared beside him.

The sedan's passenger "tried to engage in conversation" with the pedestrian, who ignored them, police say. Apparently enraged, the passenger shot a paintball gun in the pedestrian's direction at close range.

The paintball struck the pedestrian in the face, leaving him with "a laceration to [the] eye socket and unable to see out of [the] eye," according to SFPD's report. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

The driver of the sedan fled south on Mission, and the aggravated assault suspects, both of whom are described only as men in their 20s or 30s, remain at large. Do you know these mystery paintballers, or have any other information on this crime? If so, police urge you to call their Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to Tip411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.