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Torrance Police Department
Wednesday February 7th, 2018 :: 08:18 a.m. PST


Paintball Shooters Identified & Apprehended

Within 48 hours, Torrance Police Investigators identified and apprehended three individuals suspected of firing paintballs at innocent victims last Sunday evening.  Detectives spent numerous hours searching for possible surveillance video and following up on investigative leads, some of the tips were provided by the public.   On February 6, 2018, at about 3:45 pm, Patrol Officers along with Investigators located the three suspects and their vehicle in the area of Cabrillo Boulevard and 233rd Street.  Their lengthy investigation ultimately led to the recovery of several paintballs as well as the paintball gun. 
On February 4, 2018, at about 9:00 p.m., a 65 year old Torrance resident was assaulted when he was struck by numerous paintballs, some of which struck and injured his eye.  The crime occurred in the area of Hickory Park in the City of Torrance.  Officials later learned that two other victims were assaulted within the same vicinity and time frame resulting in a minor injury.
The Torrance Police Department thanks the community for all of the tips received. “See Something Say Something.” This case is being investigated by the Torrance Police Department’s Detective Division under the command of Captain Martin Vukotic, Commander of the Special Operations Bureau. 

Sergeant Ronald Harris
Torrance Police Department
Public Information Officer (310) 618-5688

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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