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Horse shooting under investigation

(Not the actual horse.)

On Wednesday, November 13 at approximately 2:32 p.m. the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a property owner whose horse was shot and killed. The incident occurred northwest of Nimrod on the 32000 Block of 209th Avenue.

A Wadena County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the location where they were met by the property owner and directed to the inside of the horse stables at the west side of the barn. The deputy then located a smaller colt horse that was lying on its side with a visible bullet hole to its abdomen area. The property owner explained the horse was last checked on three days prior. The property owner had returned home to find the horse frozen and lying on the ground with a bullet hole.

The deputy searched for any nearby hunters in the area and attempted contact with neighboring landowners. There are no suspects at this time.

This incident is under investigation by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and anyone with information is asked to call.



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