Two children shot by driver after throwing snowballs at cars
Two children have been shot and injured by a driver after they threw snowballs at passing cars in the US state of Wisconsin.
One of the snowballs hit the motorist’s vehicle and the person then opened fire.
Authorities said a girl aged 12 and a 13-year-old boy were taken to hospital following the shooting on Saturday night in a neighbourhood north of downtown Milwaukee.
The city’s police department tweeted: “Preliminary investigation indicates both victims were with a group of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars passing by.
“One of the snowballs struck a white Toyota, no further description, and the driver of the auto fired shots into the group of kids, striking the two victims.
“Officers immediately applied first aide to both victims.
“Both are being treated at a local hospital”.
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Preliminary investigation indicates both victims were with a group of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars passing by. One of the snowballs struck a white Toyota, no further description, and the driver of the auto fired shots into the group of kids striking the two victims.
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) January 6, 2020
Their injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
No arrests have been made and police are appealing for information.