The Times Herald of Port Huron reports that police received complaints of paintballs being fired inside and outside of vehicles in the city about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Detroit. Paintball guns and marijuana were found in two vehicles stopped by police. One man was charged and four others ticketed this week in Detroit after paintballs were fired at an unmarked police car. Detroit Chief James Craig referred Friday to the running battle as "Paint Up, Guns Down." He said organizers pitched it as an alternative to gun and other violence.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Chicago police say they made six arrests after responding to a call of a group of males shooting at people with paintball guns. The arrests were in the Tenth District, where seven paintball gun attacks from Thursday night to Friday night injured seven people. One of those injured was a man who lost an eye.
Authorities in Los Angeles are concerned about the rise of paintball shootings in the city, fearing that the violent trend may lead to more injuries to unsuspecting victims. The Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday, September 2, that they have received 80 paintball-related shootings in the city this year, including 75 reported incidents in South Los Angeles. Suspects often record while committing the shootings and upload it to social media, police added. "Paintball guns can look like real assault rifles and have the capacity to shoot bullets at a speed of 300 feet per second," the LAPD said in a news release. "Paintball guns can cause serious soft tissue damage even if the person is wearing clothing over the area."
Americans can't get enough of an adrenaline rush. Just ask former AIG vice president of claims Kevin Donaldson, who found his passion in the game of paintball. On the Fox Nation special "Paintball: America's Secret Pastime," Donaldson explained that his life in corporate America just couldn't compare to his involvement with paintball, so he decided to quit. "Ultimately, one day, I said'I'm done. I'm done with corporate life,'" he said.