ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — Elgin police are searching for someone who shot and wounded a Siamese cat with a BB gun over the weekend.

The owner of a flame-point Siamese cat named Sweet Potato said he let her out of his home in the 800 block of Oak Street in Elgin at 6 p.m. Saturday.

An hour later, the cat came back, acting ill, the owner told police. He took the cat to the Dundee Animal Hospital in East Dundee, where a veterinarian took an X-ray and discovered the cat had a BB pellet in her abdomen.

The animal’s condition on Monday was unavailable.

Sweet Potato’s owner told police a vacant home in the neighborhood has BB holes in its windows, and that a neighbor has been seen target-shooting with BBs in a neighbor’s backyard.

The Elgin Courier-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

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