TEMECULA, Calif. (CBS/AP) — A mountain lion that wandered into the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall died after a tranquilizer dart pierced a lung.

Preliminary necropsy results show the dart missed its mark—the shoulder or rump—and entered the animal’s chest, delivering the tranquilizer to lung tissue.

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The 125-pound animal stopped breathing as it was being moved.

The lion, a healthy male yearling, was cornered last Friday in a loading dock at The Promenade in Temecula. State Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens arrived and shot the animal.

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If the cougar had lived, it would have been released into the wild.

Mountain lion sightings are not uncommon in the Bay Area.

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