The Springfield Police Department is investigating 10 reports of someone shooting paintball guns at people and property throughout the city on March 8 and 10. The damage has been minimal, but in at least two cases the perpetrators aimed and shot a paintball gun at senior citizens walking on the sidewalk.
The acts appear to be random, police said.
The men are described as white, one with brown hair. They are in a dark-colored Pontiac, possibly a Grand Am or a Grand Prix.
Of course, any paintball conceal-carry legislation would have to mandate extensive training and background checks ensuring no one would bother with it.
Seriously though, I did see a group of paintballers this weekend creeping around a neighborhood just off of Veterans Parkway. Not saying they had anything to do with the above paintball crimes against humanity but I did think it a bad idea for them to be practicing their warcraft so close to real houses and people and cars.