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FREDONIA, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking people to help them identify the person or people who shot a bald eagle in southeastern Wisconsin earlier this month.

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, the agency said wardens were notified of an injured bald eagle in the Fredonia area near the Washington-Ozaukee county line around 4 p.m. on April 17. Wardens caught the eagle near the Milwaukee River and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator where it was euthanized due to its injuries.

An X-ray found a bullet in the bird’s body cavity, the DNR said. Eagles are federally protected under multiple laws.

Anyone with information is asked to call the DNR’s anonymous tip line at 800-847-9367 and mention the Washington County Eagle.