Paintball is a sport in which players take paintballs and shoot them in various locations, often to simulate real-world events.
But this past Saturday, a woman was struck and killed by paintball ball when it was fired from a vehicle at a paintball tournament in South Dakota.
The woman was wearing a mask when she was struck.
The state of South Dakota has since banned the sport and said it will take the matter to court.
The National Paintball Association said the woman’s death was an “incident” and called on the state to “take action”.
The association said it is “deeply saddened” by the tragedy and “will do everything in our power to prevent this from happening again”.
“The NPA is committed to the safety of its members and all of its players,” said Chris Noll, the group’s vice-president of public relations.
“We hope that the state of North Dakota takes immediate action to prohibit paintball from using any state parks, trails, or playgrounds.”
The Associated Press reported that the driver of the vehicle was charged with reckless homicide.
The incident is under investigation.