3 Charged In Burbank Paintball Attack

BURBANK (AP) — Three 18-year-old high school students have pleaded not guilty to felony charges stemming from a series of paintball attacks on people in Burbank.

The students from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School entered their pleas on Friday and were released after posting bail.

Eric M. Lopez of Tujunga is charged with 12 counts of assault with deadly weapon. Julian A. Stephens of Studio City is charged with two counts and Kevin Yuenyongsakul of Los Angeles faces five counts.

Burbank police say the three were among a group of teens arrested Feb. 2 after at least 13 separate paintball attacks over two days.

Police say a girl on a bike and several elderly pedestrians were among those hit by paintballs shot from moving cars. No injuries were reported.

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