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Family Wants Answers After Two of Its Horses Are Shot Dead

Sad stuff out of Thief River Falls

Sad stuff out of Thief River Falls

Last weekend a family from Thief River Falls was horrified to find someone opened fire on their horses, killing two and injuring a third.

Heidi Carlson has been posting on Facebook imploring people to spread the word about the crime and notify the Pennington County Sheriff if they hear anything. She says the family's horses were shot in a pasture less than 60 feet from their home.

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A flier being distributed by the Pennington County Sheriff says one the horses was killed instantly and the other was discovered by the Carlsons' 15-year-old daughter and died shortly after from a gunshot wound to the stomach. The third horse is recovering from a gunshot to the neck.

"Please help us find who did this so we have closure, and so this does not happen to another family," wrote Heidi Carlson on Facebook.

The Carlsons and the Pennington County Sheriff did not return interview requests sent yesterday. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Pennington County Sheriff's Office at 218-681-6161.

The Carlson's horse Lefty was killed Friday night

The Carlson's horse Lefty was killed Friday night

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