Six people and 3 cars shot during paintball shooting spree

By Amanda Klein | September 18, 2018

Pittsburgh Police are looking for several males who are responsible for a Tuesday morning shooting spree that resulted in six people and three cars being shot with paintballs.

According to a police spokeswoman the incidents occurred between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at various locations in Pittsburgh. The incidents started at 7:10 a.m., when a 17-year-old female was struck in the face with a paintball at the intersection of East Warrington Avenue and Beltzhoover Avenue.

Two minutes later, three vehicles in the 200 block of Cedarhurst Street were damaged by paintballs.  At 7:45 a.m. a 60-year-old female was shot with a paintball at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Lemington Avenue as she was walking to a bus stop. By 8 a.m. three females—one 13 years old—were hit with paintballs in the same area.

The last reported incident occurred at approximately 8:16 a.m. when a male reported to police he was hit in the arm with a paintball in the 2700 block of Spring Garden Avenue.

All the victims stated a paintball gun was fired from a blue-colored car, although the descriptions of the car varied. The vehicle was occupied by several males at the times the incidents occurred.

Police are asking anyone with information on these paintball incidents to give them a call. Zone 3 can be reached at 412-488-8326; Zone 5 can be reached at 412-665-3605; and Zone 1 can be reached at 412-323-7201.

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