Person shot with paintball gun on IIT campus after days of attacks
An IIT security guard told police that people in a silver sedan have been driving around the area for days shooting paintball and pellet guns.
A person was shot with a paintball gun Wednesday afternoon after days of similar attacks on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Bronzeville on the South Side.
A silver sedan was northbound in the 3100 block of South State Street about 5 p.m. when someone inside fired paintballs, striking one person, according to an alert from the IIT Department of Public Safety.
A male was hit in the neck but left the scene before officers could arrive, Chicago police said.
IIT ALERT: At about 5 PM, a silver sedan (possible Chevy Impala) northbound on State St south of 31st fired paintballs, striking one person, then left campus. CPD has issued an alert to its patrols to watch for this vehicle. Contact DPS @ 312.808.6363 with any additional info.— Illinois Tech Public Safety (@IITPublicSafety) October 23, 2019
The car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala or an older-model Acura, then left the campus, school officials said. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 312-808-6363.
An IIT security guard told investigators that people in a silver sedan have been driving around the area “for the past couple days” shooting paintball and pellet guns, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, two men were shot with a pellet gun on the IIT campus in the 3400 block of South State Street.
A 25-year-old woman was also shot with a paintball gun Tuesday in Mayfair on the Northwest Side, police said. She was struck in the eye about 4:10 a.m. in the 4600 block of North Lowell Avenue.