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Pedestrians targeted in Staten Island drive-by paintball shootings

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 20:47:41-04

STATEN ISLAND — Someone in a grey sedan pelted pedestrians with paintball pellets in a series of drive-by Staten Island shootings, police said Wednesday.

The shooter first struck Friday night on Lander Avenue near Hirsch Street, officials said. A 37-year old was repeatedly struck. He suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention at the scene.

Just a few minutes later, the shooter fired paintball pellets at a 56-year-old man on Forest Avenue near Burnside Avenue, police said. The victim suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention at the scene.

In the final incident of the night, the shooter struck a 32-year-old woman near Richmond Avenue and Lamberts Lane, officials said. The woman suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention at the scene.

Police have asked for help identifying the sedan.

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