MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- An investigation is underway after a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were shot Saturday, Jan. 4 after throwing snowballs at passing vehicles in Milwaukee.
According to police, around 7:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of 61st Street and Birch Avenue for reports of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found a 12-year-old girl suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Minutes later a 13-year-old boy was found also suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Officers immediately applied first aid to both victims. Both are being treated at a hospital.
The 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 -- and the driver of the vehicle fired shots into the group of kids, striking the two victims.
The Milwaukee Police are requesting assistance with any information regarding this incident.