Elephant Shot in Drive-By
- JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - An elephant in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was injured in a drive-by shooting in Mississippi on Tuesday and police were searching for suspects in the attack, law enforcement and circus officials said.
The Asian elephant was resting in an enclosure outside the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo when it was hit in the shoulder area with a shot fired from a passing vehicle, said arena spokesman Kevan Kirkpatrick.
The circus is in Tupelo for several shows that are due to start at the arena on Thursday.
Circus staff attended to the elephant until a local veterinarian arrived, Kirkpatrick said. He said it is expected to make a full recovery.
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