A horse on a western Pennsylvania farm was found shot to death just a few days ago. State police are still trying to piece the incident together and to figure out who fired the two fatal shots into the horse.
At this time, the troopers from the Indiana, Pennsylvania, station are undertaking the investigation. They surmise that the shooting took place between the hours of midnight and four a.m. The grazing horse was killed in a field on the Helman Farm in Cherryhill Township. The setting is only 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along Route 286.
The horse’s owner Robert Helman says that he cannot understand who would want to kill an harmless animal grazing in the quiet of the night.
Helman told police that he only recently purchased the horse and was keeping it with his other 13 animals on the farm. Helman’s family rides their animals and keeps them as family pets.
Helman found the horse dead on the ground on Monday morning. He said,
That horse is usually the first one down in the morning. It laid there and suffered for a long time.
The horse sustained two bullet wounds – one in the abdomen and one in the head.
At this writing, the police conjecture that, in all likelihood, the horse was shot by someone passing by the field which is in close proximity to the highway.
Anyone who has any knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact police at the Indiana station.
Story Source: WPXI
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