Deadly Indiana Horse Shootings Probed

Police in Anderson, Ind., are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of one horse and seriously wounding another earlier this week.

City of Anderson Police Department Public Information Officer Det. Joel Sandefur said that on Nov. 28, the horses' owner contacted police after discovering the dead 6 year-old gelding and the wounded 3-year-old mare lying in their pasture.

"Both horses had been shot multiple times with a handgun and a shotgun," Sandefur said.

The gelding's remains were transported to Purdue University for necropsy, he relayed. The wounded mare was also transporter to Purdue for treatment, he said.

"It does not appear that she's dong to make it," Sandefur said.

Investigators recovered .40-caliber shotgun shell casings near the roadside on the property where the horses were located at the time of the incident, Sandefur said. He hopes the public can help detectives identify those responsible for the shootings.

"We'll consider any information we receive," Sandefur said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call CrimeStoppers at 765/649-8310. A cash reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the incident, Sandefur said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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