Teens shot homeless man with paintballs, Lynnwood police say

The man, in his 50s, was shot in the face and chest early Sunday. Police arrested four boys.

LYNNWOOD — Police arrested four boys for investigation of shooting a homeless man with a paintball gun early Sunday.

The man, who is in his 50s, told police he was walking to work just after midnight when a car full of teenagers pulled up next to him near 196th Street SW.

They reportedly shot him in the face and chest with a paintball gun, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. He suffered swelling and bruising under one eye.

The man could hear laughter coming from the blue sedan as it drove away, police said in a news release Monday. Officers found the suspects’ car with a paintball gun inside.

All four teenagers were booked into the Denney Juvenile Justice Center for investigation of second-degree assault.

The suspects were 15 and 16. Two were from Edmonds, one was from Woodinville and the other was from Lynnwood.

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