Friday, 12 April 2013

Circus elephant injured in drive-by shooting.


Reported by: Jeff Bryant

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) Tupelo police are investigating a shooting involving an elephant with the Ringling Bro's and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The shooting took place around 2:00 a-m at the Bancorp South Arena.

Police tell WTVA that a vehicle drove by the arena and fired at the animal.

A veterinarian that travels with the circus, and is an elephant specialist is flying to Tupelo later today.

The elephant is alert and moving around.

The animal is expected to make a full recovery.

If anyone has any information they should contact the Tupelo Police Department.  


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