Young Red-tail Has Rough Start

I saw this story from KARE 11 of a young red-tailed hawk that crashed into someone's windshield in north Minneapolis on the I-94 Dowling Avenue off-ramp.  The person driving, managed to flag down Minneapolis Police Officer Brian Thole who drove it straight away to The Raptor Center.  This in and of itself is a nice, heart-warming story. Then I see that as TRC was examining the hawk, they found an old pellet from a gun lodged into it.  This is an immature red-tailed hawk--most likely hatched this past April and already it's been hit by a car and shot.  Who the heck in the north metro is shooting hawks?  Ugh.

TRC is optimistic about this red-tail's recovery thanks to the officer's fast response.