Peacock Killer Used High-Powered Pellet Gun; More Violence Feared

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A peacock makes his presence known outside a home along Dapplegray Lane. (Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

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Officials fear an escalation of violence by a man who they say used a high-powered pellet gun to shoot and kill a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz in Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The peacock was shot at about 8:20 p.m. July 9 in driveway of a home in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road, said Lt. Cesar Perea, director of Animal Protection Services at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.

The pellets, he said, could have easily penetrated through the walls of a home and injured someone.

“It really speaks to the level of violence and the lack of compassion for these animals,” he said.

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