Missouri wildlife officials say someone shot bald eagle

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wildlife officials are seeking the public’s help in finding the person who shot and injured a bald eagle, which later had to be euthanized.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the protected raptor was reported injured Friday when the U.S. Forest Service called Conservation Agent Jaymes Hall about the bird having been spotted in southern Washington County.

Hall says he found the injured bird and managed with help from other law enforcement to capture it and take it to the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. A veterinarian at the sanctuary who performed surgery on the eagle Saturday to try to save it found two gunshot wounds that were inoperable and had to euthanize the bird.