CTA bus driver shot with paintball gun in Chatham

The attack is the latest in a series of paintball shootings reported recently across Chicago.

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A 44-year-old CTA bus driver was hurt in a paintball gun attack Monday in Chatham on the South Side.

About 9:43 p.m., someone fired pellets at the man as two passengers were getting off the bus in the 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago police said.

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The driver was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition, police said. No arrests have been reported.

The attack is the latest in a series of paintball shootings reported recently across Chicago.

Last week, a bicyclist was shot with a paintball gun in the 1800 block of West Hubbard Street, police said. In a separate incident, a man who was walking his dog in the West Loop was struck several times when a passing white sedan fired pellets at him.

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