Circus elephant shot during drive-by in Miss.

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(TUPELO, Miss., AP) – 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, in town for a series of performances, was not seriously hurt Tuesday. She says no other animals were harmed.
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.