Doctors and police say at least eight people on or near university campuses in Chicago have suffered eye injuries from a series of paintball attacks.
Most attacks appear to have been at the University of Chicago in the South Hyde Park neighborhood.
The university police daily’s report lists nine paintball attacks on pedestrians in the area between Saturday and Monday alone.
Doctors at the University of Chicago told NBC Chicago that they had treated eight people for eye injuries sustained over the weekend.
“This weekend was by far the busiest we̵
It is not clear how severe the injuries were, but Shah said paintball shells could cause serious damage.
The Chicago Police Department told NBC News about four additional paintball incidents: three on Oct. 5 in Hyde Park and one on Monday in Ravenswood in the northern part of the city.
According to NBC Chicago, at least one more neighborhood in the city was targeted this week.
DePaul University student Colin Pierce said he was attacked in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Monday.