Paintball shooting spree injures 6, damages 3 vehicles across Pittsburgh
Paintball shootings across Pittsburgh damaged three cars and injured several people Tuesday morning, including a teenage girl who was struck in the face, authorities said.
The incidents happened between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. in various areas around the city, said Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George. Victims reported the paintballs were fired from a blue car, she said, though the make and descriptions varied among victims.
Police described the following incidents:
- About 7:10 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was hit in the face with a paintball as she walked near the intersection of East Warrington and Beltzhoover avenues in the city’s Allentown neighborhood. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
- Two minutes later and a half mile away, three vehicles were struck on Cedarhurst Street in Beltzhoover.
- At 7:45 a.m., a 60-year-old woman was shot with a paintball at a bus stop near Lincoln and Lemington avenues in the city’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood. She was taken to the hospital.
- Five minutes later, a 13-year-old girl and a 52-year-old woman were hit with paintballs near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Lyric Street – about a half mile from the previous incident. Both were evaluated by paramedics at the scene and refused treatment.
- About three blocks away, a 44-year-old woman was hit just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Lincoln and Shetland avenues in Larimer. The woman was treated at the scene.
- On the North Side, a man was hit in the arm with a paintball about 8:16 a.m. The victim left the scene when police arrived.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call police: 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.
Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.