Chicago police investigating recent paintball attacks, 1 woman shot in face

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
CPD investigating paintball attacks in Wicker Park, West Town
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Chicago police are investigating two recent paintball attacks in the city's wick Park and West Town neighborhoods. One woman was shot in the face.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Several people were hit by paintballs Tuesday night in the city's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Police said someone in a dark-colored SUV fired paintballs at people on the sidewalk in the 1800 and 2000-blocks of West Division.

There were no injuries reported.

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The attack comes just days after a 45-year-old woman was shot in the face with paintballs in West Town, according to CPD.

She said she was sleeping on a bench in the 100-block of N. Western Avenue last Friday when a vehicle approached and started shooting paintballs at her.

She was struck in the face and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

No one is in custody for either attack.