Three Charged With Shooting Houses, Vehicles And Pedestrians With Paintballs

Two youths and an 18-year-old were taken into custody Monday after police said they fired paintballs throughout the city, hitting houses, vehicles and pedestrians.

Jamestown police have not identified the suspects, all of whom were charged with two counts of second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal nuisance and fifth-degree conspiracy.

According to the Jamestown Police Department, officers responded to several complaints of people firing paintballs throughout the city. On at least three occasions, pedestrians reported being hit with the paintballs.

Police located a vehicle, occupied by two 16-year-olds, an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old, all from Jamestown.

The 15-year-old will be petitioned to Family Court later.

The three suspects were charged after being identified by victims and were being held pending arraignment.