NYPD Seeks Paintball Gunman Wanted in 28 Shooting Incidents Across Borough

by David Greene
Police are looking for the trigger-happy gunman wanted for firing marbles from a paintball gunРwanted for at least 28 separate incidents across the borough that took place during a non-stop 85-minute shooting spree.
The police are looking to identify the driver of this vehicle captured by surveillance photo along East Tremont Avenue at the beginning of the shooting spree.--Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The police are looking to identify the driver of this vehicle captured by surveillance photo along East Tremont Avenue at the beginning of the shooting spree. –Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Officials at the NYPD say the still-unidentified suspect driving a white 4-door sedan with tinted windows began his criminal mischief, a shooting orgy that began at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, and in less than 90-minutes the suspect committed acts in nearly every Bronx police command.

A police source stated, “The unknown individual used marbles as projectiles to break glass windows at commercial establishments and various other locations.”
The source added, “There were no reported injuries (and) at this time 28 incidents were reported.”
Police investigate the first of at least 28 separate paint-gun shooting's where marbles were used as projectiles on windows of roughly  --Photo by Socrates Palmer

Police investigate the first of at least 28 separate paint-gun shooting’s where marbles were used as projectiles on windows of roughly –Photo by Socrates Palmer

Police believe the suspect began his target practice-spree at the Applebee’s and the Target businesses located at the Hutchinson River Parkway Mall near Ferry Point Park.
The paintballer then sped across East Tremont Avenue, where the suspect shot the window of an MTA bus along East Tremont Avenue, before hitting the East Tremont Diner and a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.
Police say a marble was recovered at the Applebee's Restaurant at the first of 28 similar attacks in Ferry Point Park, Castle Hill, Fordham and Kingsbridge. --Photo by Socrates Palmer

Police say a marble was recovered at the Applebee’s Restaurant at the first of 28 similar attacks in Ferry Point Park, Castle Hill, Fordham and Kingsbridge. –Photo by Socrates Palmer

Investigators then reported one incident in the 49th Precinct, before officers responded to incidents within the 42nd, 41st, 40th and 46th Precinct, before hitting eight additional locations along East Fordham Road, including the White Castle at 550 East Fordham Road.

At 8:16 p.m. officers within the 52 Precinct reported the gunman struck at the Chase Bank at 215 East Fordham Road and a Burger King a short distance away, before six more paintball shootings were reported further east on Fordham Road.
Additional paintball attacks were then reported at a Dunkin’ Donuts on the Grand Concourse, before the spree ended with three final shootings along Castle Hill Avenue.
Police say that common marbles were used as projectiles from a paint-ball gun to shatter the windows of two dozen businesses across the Bronx.--Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police say that common marbles were used as projectiles from a paint-ball gun to shatter the windows of two dozen businesses across the Bronx.–Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police were unable to provide a description of the suspect, but the following day the NYPD released a photo of a marble recovered from the first attack and a surveillance photo of the vehicle that was captured passing 2728 East Tremont Avenue.

Anyone with any information on the gunman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS, all calls remain confidential.
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