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Double horse shooting could be retaliation

(Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook) (Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook)
Investigators are trying to figure out who shot two horses with a shotgun on property in Coffee County. (Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook) Investigators are trying to figure out who shot two horses with a shotgun on property in Coffee County. (Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook)
Both horses survived, but were injured from the bird shot wounds. (Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook) Both horses survived, but were injured from the bird shot wounds. (Source: Coffee County Ga. Police Scanner Facebook)
Owner McKenzie Crosby says he believes he knows who did it, and why, but he didn't want to name that person. Owner McKenzie Crosby says he believes he knows who did it, and why, but he didn't want to name that person.
Vet. Jessica Gidden Vet. Jessica Gidden
COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Investigators are trying to figure out who shot two horses with a shotgun on property in Coffee County.

Both horses survived, but were injured from the bird shot wounds.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office estimated that the horses were shot late Monday late in the morning or early afternoon.

Owner McKenzie Crosby noticed two of his horses, one named Promo, and another named Sunny, had been injured after seeing they had gotten out.

"I had recognized she had been shot because of all of the wounds," he recalled.

Crosby immediately brought them back home, called 911, and immediately began treating the horses' wounds.

Veterinarian Jessica Gidden arrived on scene about 20 minutes later to help treat the horses.

"We have Promo on antibiotics and also pain meds that he gets twice a day," she said.

The horses will need to remain under close supervision for the next couple of days, but she said she is confident they will be able to make a full recovery.

"Sunny, I anticipate to make a full recovery," Gidden said. "But, I still want to watch promo for the next couple of days."

Owner McKenzie Crosby says over the past four years, he has had a horse and three goats shot and killed, one of which was a mother who lost all of her babies when she died.

He says he believes he knows who did it, and why, but he didn't want to name that person Tuesday.

"It's wrong. There's no way to justify that. No matter how mad you are at somebody, you shouldn't ever hurt an animal."

Crosby said investigators returned Tuesday morning to take photos.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed in the shooting.

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