Riverhead Police are looking for a group of teens who went on a paintball shooting spree over the last two days at multiple locations in the Town of Riverhead, according to a press release.
The shooters struck numerous juveniles riding bicycles, including one boy who received “a direct paintball hit to the eye” and was taken to the hospital with “a significant eye injury,” police said.
A group of older teens riding in a black Honda sedan shot paintball guns aimed at homes Thursday evening in various locations, including Oakland Drive North, Riverside Drive, Old Country Road near Route 25, and on East Main Street, according to the press release. They also shot at a group of juveniles on bicycles, striking numerous bicyclists, police said, including the boy who was struck in the eye.
Police said they received multiple calls between 5:45 and 6 p.m. Thursday reporting the incidents.
Similar reports were made to police Wednesday just before midnight concerning paintballs being shot at vehicles and a residence in the Deer Run area of Wading River and on Thursday morning just before 10 o’clock concerning paintballs being shot at a residence in the Rabbit Run area of Riverhead.
The suspects in each reported incident are described as four to five males in their late teens riding in a black Honda sedan, possibly a Civic or Accord model, unknown registration and also a white Honda sedan, unknown model or registration used in the Wading River incident.
The Riverhead Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects involved in these incidents and encourages anyone with information regarding these incidents to call (631)727-4500. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
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