Miami police investigate paintball attacks

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 09:01:31-04

MIAMI (AP) — Police in Miami are investigating a string of paintball attacks across the city.

Police spokeswoman Kiara Delva says no one has been seriously injured, but authorities are concerned. One of the attacks on Tuesday happened in the city's hip Wynwood neighborhood.

Delva says a male victim told officers he thought he'd been shot and "then saw the ricochet of paint all over his clothes."

She told the Miami Herald that two people in other incidents were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators don't yet know if all six incidents are related.

Delva says it's a crime, even though those behind the attacks may think of it as a practical joke. She added that authorities "need to figure out who is doing this."