Wounded moose shot by Maine police

Posted July 07, 2009, at 9 a.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — A 500-pound moose believed to have smashed through a mall window and suffering from a broken leg was fatally shot by police in Lewiston, Maine.

Police used two rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun to kill the animal Monday, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.

Police believe it was the same moose that smashed through a window at the Lewiston Mall early Monday in front of Bull Moose Music. Officers noticed cuts on the animal’s legs, likely from the plate glass window at the mall.

Lt. Mark Cornelio said later the moose apparently collided with a car and broke its leg.

Reports of a moose in the city’s downtown area had been reported the past couple of weeks.