Photographers' tactics are to blame, some say. Others call the pellet gun attack excessive.
It was the shot heard 'round Malibu.
Two days after a tabloid photographer was shot in the thigh with a pellet gun while staking out singer Britney Spears' baby shower, longtime residents and merchants of the Hollywood colony say they can well understand why someone might take aim at a pack of camera-toting paparazzi.
Instances of aggressive shutterbugs lurking outside cafes, charging after starlets in grocery store parking lots or smuggling tiny cameras into popular restaurants in search of celebrities have grown increasingly common.
Source: L.A. Times