Paintball Shooter

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Pittsburgh Police Investigating Paintball Shooting Spree

September 18, 2018 - 2:13 pm

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating several reports of people being shot with paintballs throughout the city.

Officials say they occurred in several locations between 7 and 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Initial police reports say the shots came from a blue car with multiple males inside. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Here are the incidents as reported by the city: 

Zone 3 incidents: 

·         At approximately 7:10 a.m., a 17-year-old female was struck in the face with a paintball at the intersection of E. Warrington Avenue and Beltzhoover Avenue. She was transported to the hospital for treatment. 

·         Around 7:12 a.m., three vehicles in the 200 block of Cedarhurst Street were damaged by paintballs. Zone 3 can be reached at 412-488-8326

Zone 5 incidents: 

·         At 7:45 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Lemington Avenue. A 60-year-old female victim was shot with a paintball as she walked to a nearby bus stop. She was transported to the hospital for treatment. 

·         Around 7:50 a.m., a 13-year-old female victim and a 52-year old female victim were shot with paintballs at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Lyric Street. Both victims were evaluated at the scene and refused medical treatment. 

·         Shortly before 8 a.m., a 44-year-old female victim was struck with a paintball at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Shetland Avenue. The victim was evaluated by medics on the scene. Zone 5 can be reached at 412-665-3605

Zone 1 incident: 

·         At approximately 8:16 a.m., Zone 1 officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Spring Garden Avenue for a male victim who was hit in the arm with a paintball. Upon arrival, the victim left the scene. Zone 1 can be reached at 412-323-7201

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