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Police seek tips in suspected shooting of bald eagle in Washington County

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GASTON, OR (KPTV) -

Police are seeking tips as they investigate the suspected shooting of a bald eagle in Washington County.

Oregon State Police troopers responded to Old Highway 47 and Looking Glass Drive north of Gaston at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday on the report of an injured eagle.

Police previously received a tip about an injured bald eagle last week, but the bird was able to fly away.

On Wednesday morning, troopers tracked down the injured eagle after following it through thick brush, a knee-deep swampy marsh area and a field.

The bald eagle was taken to the Audubon Society of Portland where it was determined that the bird's injuries were likely caused by a gunshot wound.

Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking for any information that will lead to the person or people responsible.

Tips can be made by calling Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem or Trooper Tayler Jerome at 1-800-452-7888 and reference case number SP17221814, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503-682-6131.

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