The injured deer was reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on February 12 and had to be put down because of its injury. The deer, a fawn, was found in a neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs, near Foothills Elementary School.
The deer had been shot with a crossbow. Deer are not currently in season and crossbows are only allowed to be used during rifle seasons.
The department also seeking information about another deer that was shot and killed on February 22. It was found less than five miles away from where the first deer was discovered. It's believed the deer was shot with an arrow while it was standing on the sidewalk.
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