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Vehicles, pedestrian hit with blue paintballs in Port Coquitlam

Witnesses of a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred last week are being asked to come forward in order for police to piece together exactly what happened. - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Witnesses of a fatal three-vehicle crash that occurred last week are being asked to come forward in order for police to piece together exactly what happened.
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Police are searching for someone who victimized three people with a paintball marker earlier this week.

A vehicle heading westbound on Lougheed Highway near the Coquitlam River Bridge was hit by blue paintballs around midnight, according to Coquitlam RCMP's Cpl. Jamie Chung.

Then a pedestrian walking in the same area was shot several times, followed by a third incident, where a vehicle at Lougheed Highway and Coast Meridian Road was pegged repeatedly with blue paintballs.

All three incidents happened in a two-hour period around midnight Sept. 7.

No suspects have been found.

“If whoever did this thinks it was a funny prank, then that person should give his or her head a shake. 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,” said Chung.

If you have any information call 604-945-1550.

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