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Officials seek help finding who shot eagle found in Ankeny, IA

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Officials are asking for help in finding the person who shot a bald eagle found in Ankeny that later died.

Ankeny police notified state officials Jan. 3 after finding a bald eagle that was sitting on the ground at a busy intersection.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a wildlife rehabber captured the eagle and noted blood coming from its mouth.

The eagle died a few hours later.

An X-ray showed the eagle died because of a lead shot BB in its lungs.

A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the shooter.

Anyone with information can call 1-800-532-2020.

Associated Press

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