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West Tennessee Police Investigate Horse Shooting

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DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators in west Tennessee are looking into why someone shot and killed a horse on a farm.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box told The State Gazette a poacher may have mistaken the 3-year-old Appaloosa filly for wildlife and fired the fatal shot.

Box said the owners of the horse found it dead Thursday morning from what appeared to be a small gunshot wound above its left eye.

Box said the horse was in training for barrel racing and valued at more than $2,500.

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