WEST OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A $5,000 reward is being offered to find the killer of a raccoon in West Oakland.
A passerby found the animal, alive but badly wounded, on Sunday in a church parking lot on Center Street.
It had been hit with five aluminum bolt darts fired from a crossbow.
The raccoon was taken to a Marin wildlife rescue center for treatment, but it later died.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is putting up $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who shot the raccoon, please contact Oakland Animal Services at 510-535-5602.