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Driver Shoots 2 Children For Throwing Snowballs At Cars!

Driver shoots two children for throwing snowballs

An innocent round of snow-play ended in bloodshed for two Milwaukee children after a driver met their snowball throwing with actual gunfire!

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, officials responded to a shooting around 7:50 p.m. on Saturday to find a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy both suffering from “non-life threatening gunshot wounds” after they were sprayed with bullets by a passing driver.

Law enforcement administered first-aid to both children before they were taken to a local hospital for further treatment. It appears the shooting was retaliation for unwanted snowball pelting, as the department said in a statement:

“Preliminary investigation indicates both victims were with a group of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars passing by.”

The statement added one of the snowballs hit a white Toyota, which prompted the driver of the vehicle to “fire shots into the group of kids striking the two victims.” Thankfully, the victims are stable and now recovering from their injuries.

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No arrests have been made as of Tuesday, and investigators are still searching for the driver while looking for any available surveillance footage from nearby homes.

Needless to say, residents in the neighborhood are shocked by the driver’s dramatic, dangerous reaction. A neighbor named Pearlee Piggue told Milwaukee CBS-affiliate WDJT she heard the shots Saturday evening while she was cooking dinner.

Calling the situation “ridiculous,” she cried:

“Over a snowball you’re going to kill somebody?”

She wasn’t the only one who was alarmed.

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A neighbor who did not wish to be identified told the outlet:

“In the middle of our conversation all we heard was four shots back to back, and we immediately hit the floor.”

Meanwhile, nearby resident Alderman Cavalier Johnson provided some healthier ways the driver could have responded to the situation, telling the station:

“They could have let down the window and told the kids not to do that. They could’ve yelled at the kids. They could’ve chased the kids home, told their parents.”

It’s so disturbing to think someone would actually respond to a few harmless snowballs with gunfire, and that this obviously sick person was able to (probably very easily) obtain a gun of their own.

Milwaukee police are asking anyone with additional information to call the department at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. Let’s hope the suspect is found before more innocent kids get hurt.

[Image via TMJ4]

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Jan 07, 2020 15:05pm PDT