UPDATE: Two charged in paintball shooting spree in Village of East Davenport

Published: Nov. 2, 2019 at 10:54 PM CDT
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UPDATE: 11-12-19:

Davenport police say they have identified and charged two male juveniles in connection with a paintball shooting spree in the Village of East Davenport earlier this month.

Both juvenile suspects are 16 years old. They are charged with willful injury causing serious injury, and willful injury with bodily injury--both are felony charges.

The teens were turned over to the Scott County Jail.


"And I started hearing flick, flick, flick, flick, and I realized it was paintballs I can hear them hitting the wall behind me," said Tony Cavallo.

In just a few minutes the corner of 11th and Jersey Ridge Road were covered with shots from a paintball gun.

"I was just out here with two friends and I looked over there was a small SUV that came around the corner and the window came down," Cavallo said.

He says the shots came from the back window.

"They weren't bullets," Cavallo said. "I just kind of turned, my two buddies were rolling on the ground."

One paintball shell shot him in the back, the others can be seen all around the door outside of the Brew.

"Right here, here, there and over there," Cavallo showed.

And it doesn't end here.

"Took off and they went up Middle Road and they ended up pulling up next to a friend of mine and his girlfriend and shooting her point-blank in the face with a paintball," Cavallo said.

He says the shots came from the passenger in the backseat. The suspects yelled racial slurs before shooting again. Leaving Shelby Reichard hospitalized. This now-viral photo showing her injuries.

Cavallo says he saw about three of four people in the car and heard around 20 shots fired.

Officials with the Davenport Police Department say that just before 12 a.m., officers responded to Middle Road and Jersey Ridge Road for a report of a woman hit in the face by a paintball.

Police say reports came in that people were firing paintball guns from a vehicle. That vehicle is being described as a dark SUV, possibly a Jeep, and there were about 4 to 5 males inside the car shooting paintball guns.

The woman who was hit, Shelby Reichard, is being treated for a serious eye injury.

No other injuries have been reported, however, police say they are looking at other reports throughout the city of paintballs being shot from a vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Davenport Police Department at 563 326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app entitled “CityConnect Davenport, IA” or “CrimeReports by Motorola”.

There is a Gofundme for Shelby that you can visit

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