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2 kids shot by driver after throwing snowballs at passing cars in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two kids, ages 12 and 13, were shot while throwing snowballs at passing cars on Saturday, Jan. 4. 

According to police, the kids were throwing snowballs at cars near 61st and Birch, when one of the snowballs hit a Toyota. 

Police said the driver of the Toyota fired shots at the group of kids and struck two of them. 

A 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were shot. 

Both victims were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

"Over a snowball you're going to kill somebody? It's ridiculous," says Pearlee Piggue, who heard the shots. 

Piggue says she heard the shots Saturday evening while she was cooking dinner. She wasn't the only one who was startled. 

"In the middle of our conversation all we heard was four shots back to back, and we immediately hit the floor," says a neighbor who did not wish to be identified. 

Alderman Cavalier Johnson says this is another example our legislature needs to take into consideration when it comes to gun laws.

“Gun laws in this state are decided in Madison,” says Johnson. “Once again, I’m asking for the people who control the legislature, to do something about this so we don’t have situations like this in our city or anywhere in Wisconsin.”

The Milwaukee Police are requesting assistance with any information regarding this incident. Any information, please call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360, or call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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LindaPorath 141 days ago
Question I have is where is there enough snow to make snowballs?
StanislavSemukhyn 141 days ago
Maybe the problem is deeper?
How could it happen that kids throw snowballs in the passing cars?
Where their parents were at this time?
No one will like to be hit by snowballs while commuting. Unfortunately, the kids learned that hard way because their parents failed to control them. It has nothing to do with the firearms.
Homer 143 days ago
Can gun violence in Milwaukee be punished by something other than Demerits and Timeouts?

The average Milwaukee shooting victim has several previous gun related arrests. (Do a search, the information/statistics are readily available.) Criminals are shooting criminals, and now one of these criminals is shooting at juvenile delinquents. Less than 50% of these shootings are ever solved.

Penalties for gun violence should be a deterrent, not Demerits and Timeouts.

Milwaukee aldermen are more interested in getting rid of plastic bags in trees than saving lives of our children. These lives matter...
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