Authorities say a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Missouri. A Circus spokeswoman says the elephant was not seriously hurt today. She says no other animals were harmed. The elephant, Carol, is part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that is in town for a series of performances. The Asian elephant was in an area outside where the circus keeps animals at the Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena.
Police say a vehicle drove past the arena about 2 a.m. and fired into the area.
A $250 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.