As of Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE — Eight swans killed in a neighborhood in unincorporated Suwanee were shot by a BB gun, but Gwinnett County Police said that doesn’t necessarily help the investigation.
“If it was a real gun, there’s a possibility of a match,” said Corporal Jake Smith, a spokesman with the Gwinnett County Police Department. “We’ll never be able to tell which gun it came from.”
The swans, two adults and six offspring, were noticed to be missing on Saturday, and that’s when Gwinnett animal control and police officers were called to the scene.
Smith said detectives talked to residents on Monday night and planned to again on Tuesday.
Resident Patti Webb said the homeowners association may put up a reward for information leading to an arrest. She said that for now, the neighborhood has no plans to replace the swans because they don’t want to set up other animals to be targeted.
Smith said Gwinnett police would not contribute to any reward, or hold money, but a potential reward could possibly help the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.