The children threw snowballs at passing cars, writes the American newspaper The New York Times. But when they did that to a white Toyota, the driver shot at the group.
The two children were taken to the hospital. They are not fatally injured. It is still unclear who the perpetrator is.
“I can’t understand why someone would shoot at children throwing a snowball,” says a local councilor. “To use deadly force for something like that, that’s crazy for words.”
According to him, the driver had plenty of other options if he didn’t like the children’s behavior, such as calling on the children or going to the police station nearby.