Milwaukee police arrested three teenagers on Thursday after they allegedly shot two people with paintballs.
The first attack happened at around 11:40 a.m. near 42nd and Townsend streets. Two Milwaukee Department of Public Works employees were in the area planting trees when two young males got out of a vehicle and chased them while shooting at them. One of the workers was hit in the back twice with paintballs but was not injured. The suspects then returned to their vehicle and drove away in an early 2000s black Chevy Impala without license plates.
The second attack happened just before 12:30 a.m. at a gas station at the corner of 42nd and Townsend. Surveillance video shows a Chevy Impala without a license plate pull into the parking lot. Someone with a weapon jumps out and starts shooting at a pair of landscapers, pelting them with paintballs. One of the landscapers runs inside for cover. As the car pulls away, the passenger aims the paintball gun out of the window and shoots again at the second worker.
Hours later, Milwaukee police spotted a car matching the description of the one used by the alleged paintball attackers. Investigators say the driver sped off from a traffic stop, leading police on a chase. The pursuit ended about three blocks away and police say they arrested the driver of the car, a 15-year-old boy, and two 13-year-old boys.
The three teens are facing charges of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment. They are being held in the Milwaukee County Jail.
Police are still investigating the paintball attacks and are asking anyone with information to come forward.