drug cartel hitmen shot a rival's pet Bengal tiger during an assassination raid on his house. The Attorney General’s Office in Michoacán announced on August 1 that they were investigating a homicide at a property in the Morelia municipality.
Police found the house's owner dead, as well as the tiger and another man injured. READ MORE: Eleven murdered in 24 hours as drug cartel dump severed heads and leave messagesThe name and cartel affiliation of the assassinated man has not yet been revealed, although the region is dominated by forces from the Carteles Unidos, a gang whose main rival is theJalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
Police found the wounded big cat during a search of the property once the area was secured, according to Borderland Beat. It appeared to have at least one gunshot wound with injuries around its chest and mouth.
Police called for personnel from the state's Animal Abuse department who determined that the tiger needed to be treated to avoid further medical complications.Read more on dailystar.co.uk