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Sheriff's office investigating after horse was fatally shot in rural Otter Tail County

The animal was in a pasture with other horses when it was shot.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a horse was shot and killed Thursday morning. 

According to a news release, a horse owner who lives on the 30000 block of County Highway 43 in rural Erhard called to report one of his horses appeared to have been shot. 

Deputies found the dead animal in a contained pasture with other horses. The horse had what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. 

The horse's owner said he believed the animal was shot shortly before he called police at about 11:44 a.m. that day, but the exact time wasn't known. 

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the sheriff's office at 218-998-8555.

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