Mystery shooter kills coyote in Silver Lake

Mystery shooter kills coyote in Silver Lake

The “coyotecide” happened on a cool June morning on Fernwood Avenue.

Mike Parson was putting on his shoes to go for a walk with his dog in their Silver Lake neighborhood, just a few miles from Griffith Park, when he heard a loud thump.

Minutes later, he saw a coyote lying in the street in front of his parked truck. The coyote appeared to be dead, but it didn’t look as if a car hit it.

Instead, a mystery sniper took the coyote out.

Los Angeles Police Sgt. John Gutierrez said there were no suspects and it was unclear why the coyote was shot. He said he was sure it was not shot by a Los Angeles Police Department officer or another city...