Authorities in Cincinnati, Ohio, have charged two sisters for shooting homeless people with an air rifle from inside a car, WBNS reports.
Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, have been charged with three counts of assault for firing the air rifle at two people on the morning of June 3. The pair have not yet been arrested, but they can been seen on security footage committing the act. Police are asking the sisters to turn themselves in.
The victims suffered minor injuries from the pellets.
The sisters’ car has been impounded, but not before someone tried to spray-paint the car in an apparent attempt to avoid it being identified. In security footage, a rifle can clearly be seen being pointed outside the car’s window.
NEED HELP IDENTIFYING: In the early morning hours of June 3rd, the people seen in this video targeted homeless people throughout OTR by shooting them with a BB gun. This specific incident occurred at 1615 Republic Street. The car is a light colored 4-door sedan with a dark hood. pic.twitter.com/TEC46juv7O
— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) June 4, 2021
UPDATE: Not even a "custom" paint job could keep the public from recognizing this car. We are so thankful for everyone who helped us and IDed those responsible for shooting a BB gun at defenseless people in OTR/Downtown last week. Warrants have been signed. Thank you everyone! pic.twitter.com/nGbOrFKgum
— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) June 7, 2021
According to WCPO, an unidentified male was also in the car during the time of the incident.