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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A shooting in Milwaukee caught the nation's attention when a man fired shots at a group of kids who threw snowballs at his car.

Now Milwaukee Crime Stoppers needs help finding out who this person is. 

"All I know, gunshots started popping and I tried to run. As I am running, I got shot right here," said 13-year-old Nick Johnson. 

He was with a group of kids -- the youngest being nine, and the oldest only 15.

Johnson says when the man got out of his car, he didn't even say anything and just started shooting, striking one kid three times. 

It happened in the Westlawn area around 61st and Birch, an area that police say has good people and needs more good people to stand up to say what they know.

"If you're willing to pull out a firearm and fire nine shots at a kid for throwing a snowball, it makes me wonder what else you are willing to do," said MPD Captain Craig Sarnow. 

If you know anything and want to give an anonymous tip, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also send an anonymous tip through the app, P3 TIPS, that's available in the app store. 

Giving a tip could lead to a cash reward.

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Lawrence 30 days ago
Hope they find the shooter and lock him up good.
Homer 31 days ago
Is it a crime to throw snowballs at moving cars? How many cars were hit before a driver defended himself?

Less than 50% of Milwaukee's shootings are ever solved, though people in the community know who the shooters are...

Since the shooter took justice into his own hands, he may not want to press charges against the snowball throwers. There may be other drivers who want to come forward, since these youngsters have admitted to throwing snow balls at cars.

The Milwaukee Pokice Department needs the community's help solving MKE's problem of gun violence against people of color.
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