ROCK HILL — A Winthrop University student fell victim to a colorful drive-by shooting Saturday when a man in a car fired several rounds of paintballs at her, leaving her with welts, bruises and a stained jacket.
The 19-year-old student, who studies elementary education at the university, told campus police she was walking from a residence hall to a nearby parking lot when at least three men in a Toyota drove by. One of the men leaned out the car window and opened fire, shooting paintball pellets on her legs and chest, according to a Winthrop University police report.
Paintballs also hit the jacket she was carrying and flew through a paper bag from Starbucks that she was holding, the report states. The woman declined medical assistance, but said the paintball strikes were very painful.
Officers found splatters of paint on the walls of Margaret Nance, an all-female residence hall, and paintball fragments near the Artesian Well which sits in front of Tillman Hall. Police were unable to find the paintball gunmen.