MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two teenage girls are recovering after being shot with a BB-gun while walking home from school Thursday.
Manchester Police say that the pair were walking from Hillside Middle School near Ashland and Bridge Streets around 2:45 p.m. Thursday when the shots came from a moving car.
The 14-year-old girl was shot in the face while the second victim, a 13-year-old girl, was hit in the upper left thigh according to Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel.
Both were taken to The Elliot Hospital where they are expected to be okay.
“I was scared not knowing what I was going to see because at that point I didn’t know what she was shot by,” her mother said to WBZ-TV.
The BB is currently stuck in the 14-year-old girl’s cheek.
Witnesses said the shots came from a passing vehicle, described as a gold, two-door car, possibly a Toyota with a black stripe on the rear window. Three people were believed to be inside.
Police are looking for three suspects believed to be inside at the time of the incident. They are described as a light skinned Hispanic male driver, a female also Hispanic with reddish hair, and in the back seat a dark skinned Hispanic male.
Authorities say they will likely face assault and reckless conduct charges.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.