US man shoots kids throwing snowballs at cars

US man shoots kids throwing snowballs at cars

Two people have a snowball fight near the Washington
FILE PHOTO: Two people have a snowball fight near the Washington Monument during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on Mar 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

MILWAUKEE: Police in the northern US state of Wisconsin said Tuesday (Jan 7) they are looking for a man who shot two children who threw snowballs at his car over the weekend.

The children - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year old boy - suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, the Milwaukee Police said in a statement.

They were part of a group of kids throwing snowballs at passing cars Saturday evening in Milwaukee, a city of about half a million people 145km north of Chicago.

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"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," the statement said.

The department asked for help identifying the shooter.

Source: AFP/nr

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