Deputies fired 8 gunshots to subdue lion after fatal attack

  • This Dec. 31, 2018 file photo shows a sign of Conservators’ Center at the property near Burlington, N.C. A sheriff’s report said it took three tranquilizer darts and eight gunshots to subdue a lion that fatally attacked a zoo intern at the center on Sunday, Dec. 30. The lion killed 22-year-old intern Alexandra Black as she helped staff members clean an animal enclosure. (Woody Marshall/The Times-News via AP, file)

RALEIGH, N.C. — It took three tranquilizer darts and eight gunshots to subdue a lion that fatally attacked an intern at a North Carolina wildlife center, according to a sheriff’s incident report released Wednesday.

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