It's one of the more cowardly acts of crime and now Coquitlam Mounties are on the lookout for the suspect responsible for three paintball attacks in Port Coquitlam over the weekend.
Police said three people were victimized by a paintball shooter within a two-hour period after midnight on Sunday. According to RCMP, the series of events began when a vehicle heading westbound on Lougheed Highway near the Coquitlam River Bridge was hit by blue paintballs.
Then a pedestrian who was walking in the same area was shot multiple times.
Police said the night of "paintball mayhem" ended when two vehicles going through the Lougheed Highway and Coast Meridian Road intersection were hit several times by paintballs.
No one was hurt in the three incidents and the suspect is still at large.
"If whoever did this thinks it was a funny prank, then that person should give his or her head a shake," said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung.
"Shooting paintballs at someone could cause serious injuries if the projectile hit the eyes. This is not a joking matter and the shooter could face significant criminal charges."
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