2013-07-03 / Front Page

Horses gunned down in pasture

By Elizabeth Billips

Two horses were shot in Keysville.

Deputies were contacted by a Dixon-Hendricks Road landowner who’d put his horses in a pasture to graze early Saturday morning. Just after lunch he found one horse was down and another with wounds to face and rear leg.

“We’ve got one dead horse and another with three bullet holes in it,” said Investigator Joel Adams of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

He said the veterinarian who treated the injured horse reportedly recovered a .410 slug that was fired from a shotgun or rifle.

“At this point, it does not appear to be accidental,” Investigator Adams added.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 706- 554-2133.

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