Rockford bicyclist shot in the face with paintball gun

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police are looking for suspects in a silver 4-door sedan who shot a male victim, riding his bike, in the face with a paintball gun.

Rockford Police say the victim was riding his bike in the 3800 block of 11th Street around 6 p.m. Saturday when the car rode past him and fired several paintball pellets at him.

The victim was hit in the face, causing him to fall off his bike.

Police say the car fled west on Airport Drive.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers at (815) 963-7867

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