Throwing snowballs is a classic wintertime activity for kids, but Milwaukee police say it may have led to violence this past weekend. Two children were shot by a motorist Saturday after the driver’s car was hit by a snowball, police tweeted Monday morning.
The Milwaukee Police Department said officers responded to a shooting in the city on Saturday evening. They found a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy at the scene, each suffering from a “non-life threatening” gunshot wound.
Based on their preliminary investigation, police believe both of the victims were part of a larger group of minors tossing snowballs at passing vehicles. After one of the snowballs hit a white Toyota, the driver allegedly fired shots at the group of kids — and hit the two victims.