Published May 03, 2016
A Pittsburgh church is considering installing surveillance cameras after two visiting priests were hit by paintballs during the weekend.
The Rev. Patrick Carpenter is the pastor of Holy Assumption of St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church.
He says he and two priests from other churches went to dinner Sunday night. When they returned, someone fired paintballs at Carpenter's friends as he went inside to disable a security system so he could let them in.
The priest says his friends weren't badly hurt but were shocked by the attack. Carpenter says he doubts the paintball shooter targeted them because they were priests because the visitors were wearing civilian clothes.
Police are hoping a witness will come forward to identify the car or the paintball shooter riding inside it.