Ringling Bros Circus Elephant Injured In Drive-By Shooting

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by Ashley Armstrong

TULEPO, MS-- A Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus elephant was the victim of a drive-by shooting on Tuesday morning.

Reports say the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. outside of a Mississippi arena while the crew was setting up for a show. The Asian elephant, Carol, was not seriously harmed by the bullet, but police are searching for those responsible.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for information that can lead to a conviction, in addition to the $250 that has already been offered.

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