Elephant Injured in Drive-by Shooting
Published December 18, 2016
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Not even Cirque du Soleil could top this.
Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.
Circus spokeswoman Melinda Hartline says the elephant was not seriously hurt Tuesday. She says no other animals were harmed.
The elephant is part of the circus in town for a series of performances.
The elephant was in an area outside where the circus keeps animals at the BancorpSouth Arena.
Police Chief Tony Carleton says a vehicle drove past the arena about 2 a.m. and fired into the area. Police are investigating.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.
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