Elephant recovering. Suspect still on loose. Monkey accounted for--not considered the perp.
Earlier: This just about tops them all. From Reuters tonight in Mississippi: "An elephant in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was
injured in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday, and the police were searching
for suspects, law enforcement and circus officials said. The
39-year-old Asian elephant, named Carol, was resting in an enclosure
outside the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo when a shot fired from a
passing vehicle hit her shoulder, an arena spokesman said. The elephant
is expected to fully recover, the circus said." Tupelo, of course, is the hometown of Elvis.
From this story: A security guard on the scene was able to provide some information to
the Tupelo Police Department, which is investigating but “leads are
pretty slim,” said Tupelo Police Capt. Rusty Haynes. “We’re dealing with
a victim that can’t talk.” PETA is offering a $5000 reward for shooter's capture.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Latest Drive-By Shooting Victim: An Elephant
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