3 pedestrians injured in separate drive-by paintball shootings on Staten Island

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three people were injured last week in separate drive-by paintball attacks, officials said on Wednesday.

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Three attacks in Mid Island on Sept. 25 beginning at about 9:40 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m., according to police.

Authorities released a surveillance video of the first incident where a 37-year-old man was repeatedly struck by paintball pellets fired from a moving vehicle in front of 254 Lander Avenue.

About 10 minutes later, a 56-year-old man was struck by several paintball pellets fired from a moving vehicle in front of 1376 Forest Avenue, police said.

At approximately 10 p.m., officials said a 32-year-old woman was walking around Richmond Avenue and Lamberts Lane when she was struck by several paintball pellets also fired from a vehicle.

Police describe the vehicle as a gray sedan.

All three victims suffered pain but refused medical attention.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).