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5 arrested in blue-paintball shooting spree around Madison, police say

MADISON, Wis. - (WISC) Five people are facing charges for shooting blue paintballs around Madison Sunday afternoon, according to a news release.

The Madison Police Department said at least 11 people were struck by paintballs as a van with five men inside drove around and fired rounds from a paintball gun in several parts of the greater Madison area.

Police said paintball incidents were reported from South Gammon Road to University Avenue, and from South Park Street to East Washington Avenue.

The van was stopped on Fish Hatchery Road just before 6 p.m. Sunday after a witness, who was following the van, updated a 911 communicator about its direction of travel.

Arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment were:

Johnathan T. Buck, 24, of Chicago

Blair J. Cook, 24, of Madison

Charles D. Cornell, 19, Chicago, Illinois

Jordan M. Haley, 26, of Calumet, Illinois

Kion K. Larrue, 22, of Madison

Police said a paintball rifle was seized, as were several hundred blue paintballs.

Several victims suffered welts during the spree, police said.

Town of Madison, Fitchburg and Monona police assisted the city of Madison department in the apprehensions, police said.

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