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Series of drive-by paintball attacks under investigation in Las Vegas

Police say there's been a recent series of paintball attacks across Las Vegas. (Image courtesy Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Authorities are warning the public about a recent series of paintball shootings reported around Las Vegas.

In a statement posted to social media, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says recent incidents have resulted in several people injured or endangered.

Police say incidents have been reported in numerous locations over the recent weeks, and multiple vehicles have been used. Locations identified in a Facebook video are Sahara and Decatur, Flamingo and Jones, and Washington and Buffalo.

"We have no suspect information because the victims were taken by surprise," LVMPD Officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez said. "We seek any video or other information that people may have to help us find the suspects. All of the victim were on foot when attacked."

According to police, it is illegal to discharge any kind of firearm in Nevada in a public place where a person could be in danger, even the firearm is powered by air.

Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to reach out to LVMPD or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


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