Man charged with shooting kids who threw snowballs at car

Willam Carson's mugshot

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is charged with firing shots at children who threw snowballs at his car, injuring two of them.

Twenty-four-year-old William Carson is charged with two counts of first-degree reckless injury and five counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, all felonies. Prosecutors allege Carson fired nine shots at seven children in early January.

The complaint says a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were injured, suffering gunshot wounds to the thigh and forearm, while a bullet also grazed a third child.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Carson is jailed with bond set at $35,000.