A skilled hunter ...becomes the hunted after it's shot out of the sky. Now, an Orange Park community is fighting for justice for this feathered survivor. 3 It's a federal crime to harm an Osprey... that's why there is now a reward for information that will help investigators find the gunman. It happened Friday night, outside Orange Park High School. Some students and staff say they HEARD the gunshots... then saw the bird fall several feet to the ground. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke to those witnesses and joins us now live from our newsroom. Ashley, this must be very upsetting for the school... 3 3 It certainly is. This nest has been at the school for decades and many of them think of this osprey as part of the family. Now, the doctors say she was definitely shot, but thankfully no bullets were lodged inside of her. They also say she's amazingly strong. 3 00-0632-4153-1:001:17- 1:22///nat sound of osprey/// TRACK She may be wearing a bright green cast on her wing...but this injured osprey could be the most determined bird here at BEAKS Wildlife Sanctuary.She survived a gunshot wound at Orange Park High School Friday."Me asking: "Where do they think these gunshots came from?" Jenifer saying: "I know they came from behind our campus."TRACK Jenifer DePalma teaches zoology at Orange Park High and gave first aid right away. X-rays showed the osprey had broken bones in both her wrist and elbow.Thankfully, no bullets were found inside of her. "It was sad because they've been here longer than 20 years.We've never had an incident like this.Most people at the school know about them."TRACK School officials say the family of ospreys including the mother, father, and several babies had made their home atop this light overlooking the field.They consider them part of the Orange Park family. "School officials say a track meet was going on when this happened. One of the coaches says he heard more than one gunshot. That's when he saw osprey fall to the ground. They said if he had not gotten to her when he did, she could have died right there.""it's really devastating, it's one of the most hurtful things to have happen."TRACK Cindy Mosling with BEAKS says despite what's happened to her, this bird is a fighter."her energy. She's feisty, she's eating.I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that she's a mom.I think she wants to get back to her babies. She's not giving up."TRACK While this brave osprey is nursed back to health, there is a fear that the person who did this will strike again. In the meantime, two other ospreys are released into the wild.///one, two, three/// It's a sign of hope that maybe one day, this osprey will join them."I would really be thrilled if that female were able to be released back into the wild, so she can reunited with her mate and her babies.", A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot this osprey. One of the coaches at Orange Park High School is offering five hundred dollars. 3 Ashley, do they know how long it will take for the osprey to fully recover?Answer: Joy, we asked that.Each case is different. This is really just a matter of waiting it out and taking it slow with her. As you could see, she's doing well, but she still has a long road ahead of her. The Osprey is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act... making it illegal to hunt, capture, sell or kill these birds. Anyone who violates the law could face a fine between 500 and 2-thousand dollars... or jail time, between 6-months and two years.