Prosecutors said the two children suffered gunshot wounds to the thigh and arm. A third child’s jacket was grazed by a bullet.
Milwaukee, Wis. – A Wisconsin man convicted of shooting a group of children who threw snowballs. At his car in 2020 was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.
Prosecutors sought 25 years in prison after jurors convicted. William Carson in November of two counts. Of first-degree reckless injury and five counts. Of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, WITI-TV reported.
According to court records, seven children were throwing. snowballs at cars on Milwaukee’s north side in January 2020. A driver, later identified as Carson, got out of his car and fired a gun at the group.
Prosecutors said the two children suffered gunshot wounds to the thigh and arm. A third child’s jacket was grazed by a bullet. Judge Michael Hanrahan also included 10 years of extended supervision in Carson’s sentence.
“You have this other side that’s impulsive. Reckless, violent — I think self-centered,” Hanrahan said Friday. during a sentencing hearing in Milwaukee.