Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Circus Elephant Hit In Drive-By Shooting

A circus elephant has been hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi, authorities say.

The Asian elephant was in an outside area where the animals from the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus are being kept for a series of performances at the BancorpSouth Arena.

Police Chief Tony Carleton said a vehicle drove past the arena at about 2am and fired into the area.