Wisconsin Driver Shoots 2 Kids After They Threw Snowballs At Car
A manhunt is underway for a Milwaukee driver who allegedly shot two children after they threw snowballs at passing vehicles on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Police Department said they responded to a shooting around 7:50 p.m., where they found a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds, according to FOX 6 Milwaukee.
Officers applied first aid to the victims who are being treated at an area hospital. the search is underway for the driver of a white Toyota, who left the scene of the crime, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.
"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 wrote on Twitter.
"It was like boom, boom, boom, boom all in succession," she told FOX 6 Milwaukee. "Do you really need to shoot somebody because they shot a snowball?"
Residents are encouraging the driver of the white Toyota to turn himself in.
Back in December, the town of Wausau, WI, considered passing an ordinance which would lift a decades-old ban on throwing snowballs. This 1962 ban was made to limit the throwing of rocks and other items that could cause harm on public property, and snowballs were included within that ban.
The Wausau Police Department posted a video of Deputy Chief Matt Barnes back in December, explaining the ordinance was "put in place for a good reason... it's for the safety of our community," as police officers threw snowballs behind him.
The Milwaukee Police Department said anyone with more information on the alleged shooting should call them at 414-935-7360, or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.