Authorities are looking for the person who shot and killed eight ducks at Costa Mesa's TeWinkle Park. Late last week, Costa Mesa authorities announced that multiple ducks had been killed at the park in separate incidents since Easter Sunday. All the ducks were found shot and killed by pellet guns during the night when the park is closed.
It’s unclear who’s shooting the birds. Costa Mesa police are urging anyone with information to come forward. Residents have urged local police to install cameras at the park to help identify suspects who might be committing crimes against the wildlife.
Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) has announced a $5,000 reward for anyone who helps track down the shooter. PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien said in a press release:
There seems to be a serial shooter on the loose, with one bird after another enduring a slow and agonizing death. PETA is hoping to get help from the public to solve the case before anyone else falls victim to this violent person. PETA urges anyone with information to come forward right away before another duck or goose is mowed down in TeWinkle Park.
PETA asks anyone with pertinent information to contact the Costa Mesa Police Department at 714-754-5282.
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