HONOLULU — A rampaging circus elephant killed a trainer and injured a groom before she was shot down in the street.
The 21-year-old African elephant named Tyke went berserk just before she was to perform with four other elephants in Saturday's matinee.
Tyke picked up William Beckwith, a groom, and threw him down, then tried to stomp his head. A trainer, identified by a circus official as Allen Campbell, 37, was crushed by the animal as he tried to help Beckwith.
A dozen people were injured as they fled.
The elephant broke through the main exit and led authorities on a chase of several blocks. She was cornered in an industrial area and shot repeatedly until she crumpled to the ground.
Workers from the Honolulu Zoo gave her a lethal injection at the scene.
The carcass was removed with a crane and taken to the state Department of Agriculture for a necropsy. The other elephants were quarantined, said attorney Roy Yempuku, who represents Circus International.
John Cuneo, president of Illinois-based Hawthorne Corp. and owner of the elephants, said Sunday that Beckwith had been working with the elephants for just over a month and likely startled Tyke by walking behind her.
He was in fair condition Sunday at The Queen's Medical Center.
The circus went ahead with its Saturday evening show.