LAPD Says Paintball Guns Are Being Used in Crimes


About 70 people have been attacked in South LA by paintball guns over the last year. Captain Lee Sands told KFI's Andrew Mollenbeck that many of the shootings are part of other crimes. 

"They've been used in robberies, they've been used in aggravated assaults, they've been used in vandalism." 

Police are worried that people using paintball guns may end up in an officer-involved shooting with an LAPD officer.

"We're highly concerned that we're going to end up with an officer-involved shooting of somebody who does not have a firearm, but yet a paintball gun." Deputy Chief Phil Zingaretti said. 

Paintball guns do not require a permit, or for someone to be a certain age to buy. 


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