After providing the necessary first aid, the two kids were transported to a local hospital where they are currently being treated.
It's only natural for kids to be mischievous and pull pranks on people. While most times such jokes are harmless in nature, not everyone necessarily perceives them that way. A similar incident that unfolded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ended up triggering a shocking reaction from the person who was subjected to this prank. According to a report by CNN, two children aged 12 and 13 were shot by a driver after they threw snowballs aimed at the car.
Two children, ages 12 and 13, were shot after throwing snowballs at passing cars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police say https://t.co/fFfxqtXl8p— CNN (@CNN) 6 January 2020
The Milwaukee police updated the public about the incident and posted a series of tweets. Through that, they mentioned how both the 12-year-old girl and the 13-year-old boy were hurling snowballs at cars that were passing by on Saturday evening. The pair was having fun until a white Toyota came there way. As soon as one of the snowballs struck the vehicle, the driver shot at the kids who never expected this. Soon the officers were alerted about the situation which occurred at 6100 Block of West Birch St. Upon.
In the old days, you could throw a snowball at a car without being murdered.— dough Howl (@dohowl) 6 January 2020
On arrival, they found the victims minutes apart. After providing the required first aid, the children were transported to a local hospital where they are currently being treated. Thankfully, none of their injuries were life-threatening. Taking to Twitter, the station wrote: On Saturday, January 4, 2020, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Milwaukee Police Department responded to a shooting on the 6100 Block of West Birch St. Upon arrival officers found a 12 year old Milwaukee female suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. In a continued post they added: Minutes later a 13-year-old Milwaukee male was found also suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers immediately applied first aide to both victims. Both are being treated at a local hospital.
My car got snowballed when I was about 17. I went to the end of the street, made snowballs, and drove back.— Jonn (@mannersminder) 6 January 2020
This caused so much laughter.
Why would someone SHOOT them? Makes my heart hurt.
Furthermore, they continued: Preliminary investigation indicates both victims were with a group of juveniles throwing snowballs at cars passing by. 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. Now, the authorities are questioning the person who tipped them off in the hopes of discovering additional details. They have also urged the public to contact the department if they have any information about the incident. 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, they wrote.
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.— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) 6 January 2020