Coral Gables police officers are investigating a shooting last week that left two birds dead just off busy South Dixie Highway.
An officer arrived at the scene March 23 in the 200 block of U.S. 1 and found two blue-and-gold macaws dead.
Coral Gables police spokeswoman Kelly Denham said the department is at a loss for words over how the incident happened.
“There was no reason to shoot these birds; they fly free, they’re in nobody’s care, they don’t bother anybody,” Denham said.
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Police don’t know exactly what weapon was used to kill the birds but believe it was a BB gun or a low-caliber rifle. Denham said there were no rounds at the scene, and police haven’t identified potential suspects.