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Milwaukee man charged with shooting 2 kids throwing snowballs at his car

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 24-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting two kids throwing snowballs at cars. 

William Carson has been charged with seven counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. 

According to a criminal complaint, on Jan. 4, seven minors were out throwing snowballs and playing in the snow by the street near 61st and Birch. Investigators say the kids struck a light-colored, four-door car with a snowball, and the driver of that vehicle turned around as the group of kids walked home. 

The complaint says the driver got out of the vehicle and fired a handgun in direction of the kids as they ran away from the scene. A 13-year-old was struck by a bullet in the leg, another child was shot in their forearm, and a third had a bullet graze on their jacket. 

The driver then got back into the vehicle and drove away -- leaving 9 Winchester 9mm spent casings at the scene. 

On Jan. 12, Oak Creek police arrested the driver, identified as William Carson, after fleeing from officers and was determined to be under the influence of intoxicants. Inside the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun that matched the bullet casings found at the shooting scene. 

Investigators determined Carson purchased the gun on Dec. 23, 11 days before shooting the minors. 

Carson has been charged with seven counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. 



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DennisSWinningstad 41 days ago
Hey, DaniRivera! Wadda you mean 'now a days?' We were throwing snowballs at cars 55 years ago!! Kids will be kids :)
DaniRivera 43 days ago
Granted, what he did was wrong, but these kids now a days have zero respect for people and their property!! What about the parents of these kids??? Why are they not teaching their children how to behave better?? These kids are walking the streets and I can bet the parents have no idea who their kid is hanging with or what kind of trouble they are getting into!!! As far as the man who did this, as an adult he should know better, but I can understand people's frustration!!
Monicah1974 44 days ago
Tougher gun laws. A lot of mental health concerns.
el 44 days ago
This doesn't prove he was the shooter tho...case dismissed
Lawrence 44 days ago
He fired 9 rounds over snowballs?
Gosh, isn't it great he had no problem getting a gun in his hands. Now lock him up.
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