Playing snowballs is a classic winter activity for kids, but Milwaukee police say it may have caused violence last weekend. Two children were shot by a driver on Saturday after the driver's car was hit by a snowball, police tweeted monday morning.
The Milwaukee Police Department said police officers responded to a shootout in the city on Saturday night. They found a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy on the scene, each suffering from a "nonfatal" gunshot wound.
Based on their preliminary investigation, police believe the two victims were part of a larger group of minors throwing snowballs at passing vehicles. After one of the snowballs hit a white Toyota, the driver reportedly shot the group of children – and hit both victims.
On Saturday, January 4, 2020, at approximately 19:50, the Milwaukee Police Department responded to a wounded 6100 Block of West Birch St. shooting.
– Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) January 6, 2020
Both children received first aid from the local authorities and were then taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities begged the public to provide any information they might have about the incident. The Milwaukee Police Department has not yet responded to CBS News's request for additional information.