Driver Shoots 2 Kids After Vehicle Hit With Snowball

Cops say motorist opened fire on group of children
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2020 1:57 AM CST
Driver Shoots 2 Kids After Vehicle Hit With Snowball
"That's what happened," one neighbor says. "A snowball?   (Getty Images/KurjanPhoto)

A motorist in Milwaukee apparently believes that the penalty for children who throw snowballs at cars should be lethal. Police say the driver opened fire on a group of youngsters after his or her vehicle was hit by a snowball Saturday evening, ABC7 reports. A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. "Both victims were with a group of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars passing by," police said in a tweet. "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." Police are urging anybody who can identify the driver, who sped off after the shooting, to get in touch, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. (More Milwaukee stories.)

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