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Group arrested for shooting paintballs at man, West Palm Beach police say

Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 16:23:24-05

West Palm Beach Police have arrested four men and a juvenile. They are accused of randomly shooting at people with paintballs. 

The incidents happened Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The first was reported on Broadway and 29th Street. The victim said he was walking northbound when a white vehicle with tinted windows passed him and started shooting.

None of the projectiles hit him but he did hear five to six shots.

Less than 10 minutes later police were called to Currie Park on North Flagler Drive. A man reported being shot multiple times while lying underneath the gazebo. He also said the suspects drove off in a white vehicle.

Officers located the car and stopped the driver. Inside were four adults identified as Donnell Perry Jr., Cordell Robinson, Keith Wade, Antwan Sturgis and a minor. 

The group stated they didn't have real guns, only paintball guns. 

The men said they went to the park just to play paintball, did not intend to shoot anyone and were unaware anyone was hit, according to a police report.

However, the victim, who had injuries to the torso, head, and arms, told police the group was about 5 to 7 feet away and laughing while they shot him.

All were charged with aggravated battery. Bond was set for four of the suspects. 

Keith Wade was denied bond because the charge he faces is a violation of his probation.