The Milwaukee Police Department is warning citizens following a recent increase in paintball shootings across the City. Since late last week, MPD has responded to dozens of calls where individuals have been shooting paintballs at citizens. The incidents are not isolated and have occurred on Milwaukee’s West Side, South Side, North Side, and Northwest Side.
It’s believed these paintball shootings likely stemmed from postings on social media. Online news reports highlight similar incidents across the country.
At this time, there have not been any reports of serious injuries locally and investigators believe that multiple suspects and multiple vehicles are involved in these crimes. Those arrested could face severe, criminal charges. We encourage anyone with any information about these crimes to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.